In a brief interview given just hours after hearing that he would no longer be heading the Vatican’s doctrine office, Cardinal Gerhard Müller said the decision was normal, and was not the result of conflict between him and Pope Francis. “There were no differences between me and Pope Francis,” Cardinal Müller told Allgemeine Zeitung, a
Pope Francis and the Council of Cardinals held their 20th round of meetings in Rome this week, continuing their work on reform of the Roman Curia, including their discussion of ways the Curia can better serve local churches. According to a June 14 communique, the meetings largely continued the work of previous gatherings, including progress
Crux’s associate editor and business manager Shannon Levitt, who’s Jewish, reflects on the peculiar Catholic education she’s received by being married to editor John Allen, and in particular what it’s taught her about the magic of Rome. I’ve been the beneficiary of a peculiar kind of Catholic education. I’m not a Catholic, so I didn’t
In a lengthy, in-depth speech to members of the Roman Curia Thursday, Pope Francis dug into what he said are the key guidelines of his ongoing reform, which in his view ought to focus primarily on conversion, unity, and streamlining the old process in order to meet modern needs. Francis opened his annual Dec. 22
Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops As Synod-2015 ends its first week of work, a crucial point of conversation and debate over the next two weeks is coming into clearer focus as other, more mediagenic proposals fade into the background: Should the Synod
The director of the Holy See Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi, provided an update on the sixth meeting of the Council of Cardinals, which began on Monday, 15 September and will conclude this afternoon. As usual, the Holy Father was present at all sessions apart from this morning’s due to the Wednesday general audience.