The news that the bishops of Flanders, Belgium, have opened the door to the blessings of homosexual couples has created no small amount of turbulence. Nevertheless, the bishops have shown that it is possible to work on norms, on small openings, to make some larger ones later that can also touch the very [...]
At the time of the Iron Curtain, it was said that the Ostpolitik designed by Casaroli confined the Church to compromise with her historical enemies. It is an accusation that has also been levied against the diplomatic activity of Pope Francis, which on several occasions has been compared to Ostpolitik.
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There were no decisions at the end of the consistory convened by Pope Francis and held August 29 and 30. There should have been talk about the reform of the Curia, and it was thought that the Pope would at least communicate how the gaps left in the Curia should be filled. At [...]
The Curia reform wanted by Pope Francis, but above all, the philosophy behind it, probably brought a consequence that was not foreseen. Starting from the principles identifiable in the Praedicate Evangelium, the whole Second Vatican Council can be questioned. This is paradoxical, since Pope Francis wants to be the Pope who puts the [...]