A cross-section of 48 mostly conservative intellectuals and ministers, including not just Catholics, have written an open letter to the upcoming synod of bishops on the family, urging it to hold the line in defense of traditional marriage.
When someone’s interests are threatened by reform, one strategy is to dig up dirt on the reformers. The Vatican is hardly exempt from this law of the jungle. PLUS: Francis and Opus Dei, and what to watch for in the sexual abuse case.
A Roman Catholic priest from Pennsylvania was ordered to remain jailed until his trial on charges that he possessed child pornography and traveled to Honduras for sex with children during missionary trips.
The Pope's fellow Jesuit said he tells lapsed Catholics to pay attention to the attraction they may be feeling now, with Francis, because it's a sign of God calling them: “To see someone who’s joyful in a genuine way, that draws us to God."