Oct 19, 2014
Pressure from Catholic Church leaders closely allied to Pope Francis on changing the church's approach to marriage and the family is likely to lead to a year of "trench warfare," top Vatican sources say.
Oct 15, 2014
Whatever it was, the content of the interim report on the Catholic Church’s Synod on the Family and how it was released have possibly provided an accurate depiction of the synod, not only its tone but who is running it and its likely outcome.
Oct 9, 2014
The way the Vatican is handling the media during the synod has not reassured observers, with accusations that the synod administrators are muzzling and spinning the debate.
Sep 18, 2014
Pope Francis’ decision to marry a cohabiting couple last Sunday has brought a mixed reaction from Catholics and a predictable reaction from much of the media.
Sep 2, 2014
A decline in moral values in the West, together with Islam’s history of violent conquest and dire education system, are major causes fueling the "diabolical" atrocities committed by Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria.
Aug 21, 2014
As police struggled to contain the looting in Ferguson this week, some store owners reportedly armed themselves to defend their property. A few thousand miles away in Iraq, Christians are facing even greater violence and threats to life.
Aug 13, 2014
Not since the use of chemical weapons in Syria one year ago has Pope Francis been so vociferous in condemning violence and conflict; only this time he has been speaking explicitly in defense of Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq.
Jul 30, 2014
Pope Francis has become the latest to contribute to a largely secular contemporary debate on the nature of happiness.