A definitive statement by the synod and the pope that slams the door on the openings created by many bishops and cardinals. Hence the “freak out.” Will they get it?
Bishop Galantino: “I don’t identify with the expressionless person who stands outside the abortion clinic reciting their rosary, but with young people, who are still against this practice, but are instead fighting for quality of life, their health, their right to work.”
The LCWR’s frank but hopeful statement about meetings with the Vatican’s doctrinal chief: “This work is fraught with tension and misunderstanding.”
A passage from the Vatican doctrinal czar’s blast at the U.S. sisters seems lifted directly from a National Catholic Register story that made the same points the cardinal did this week.
The details about the pontiff’s alleged call to an Argentine woman are changing, but if the story is true, it would still be a big deal. Here’s why, and what we know so far.
News this morning from the Jesuit curia in Rome says that the Rev. Frans van der Lugt, a 75-year-old Jesuit who refused to leave Syria so that he could remain to work with the poor and refugees from the civil war, has been killed.
The Vatican’s representative to the United Nations in Geneva saw a “common path” with the White House on social justice issues and “a way forward, a compromise, a solution” on culture war topics after “cordial” meeting
But Bono and the Dalai Lama make the Top Ten. This probably won’t help Francis’ wish that he not be treated as a celebrity. Still…Maybe Obama will take notes at their meeting next week?
And Archbishop George Ganswein is still working for Francis. Should Ganswein go? Some say yes.
First he was upset at Pope Francis’ criticisms of capitalism. Now he’s worried that the income inequality debate will take us to Hitler’s Germany…