In strict chronological order, the signs are: the establishment of the new academic program in Sciences for Peace at the Pontifical Lateran University; the request to the [...]
October was a crucial month for Pope Francis: the Pope asked all the faithful to pray daily the Rosary and the St. Michael the Archangel prayer to protect the Church from the Great Accuser. Pope Francis reiterated this request at the end of the Synod of Bishops.
It was a crucial point [...]
The finding of human bones in the basement of an annex building of the Holy See’s nunciature to Italy in via Po, in the center of Rome, immediately led to think that the case of Emanuela Orlandi could be open again.
Emanuela Orlandi is the Vatican citizen who disappeared June, 22 1983, and whose [...]
Aside from the conclusions of the Synod on young people, and how they will be received, the future of the Church now revolves around one question: will the Synod of Bishops’ new methodology represent an evolution regarding the way the Catholic Church develops issues of doctrine?
The issue was widely debated during the [...]
The coming week of the Synod of Bishops will be totally dedicated to the drafting of the final document and the Pope’s message to the youth. It may be that Pope Francis is now facing more divisions than ever.
It seems paradoxical, as the discussion at the Synod of bishops on youth seems [...]
The working document of the Synod on young people mentions the word Eucharist only twice, and sacraments are mentioned just eight. The low quantity is striking, considering that the document is more than 100 pages long, being probably the longest working document in the history of the Synods.
This underestimating of the Eucharist [...]
The importance of the third Synod of Pope Francis’ pontificate seems not to be in the topic of discussion, but rather in the fact it takes place when Pope Francis himself confirms that the Church is under attack and is asking all the faithful to pray the Rosary every day in the month [...]
The still confidential agreement between the Holy See and China on the appointment of bishops generated, as expected, mixed reactions inside and outside the Church. On the one hand, there are those who underscore that Pope Francis sold out the Church, and in particular the underground Church that for years remained faithful [...]
Released several days after the release of the lists of the members of the Synod, and while the media attempts of using the Synod [...]
Pope Francis’ decision to convoke all the presidents of bishops’ conferences of the world to Rome, to talk about the abuse crisis, is unprecedented. As a response to the 2010 annus horribilis of the abuse crisis, Benedict XVI urged that all bishops’ conferences set guidelines to face the issue. Never, however, had [...]