The Vatican doctrinal chief may be a hard taskmaster, but he has an instinct for finding common ground. Can he heal the Church’s divisions?
Pope Francis has declined to answer four cardinals’ ‘doubts’ about his teaching on marriage. The Church is now in uncharted territory
The Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue announced a substantial agreement but healing the historic schism still requires plenty of work
Catholics are divided over how far Francis wants to change Church teaching regarding the remarried. But does he even have the authority to do so?
After 50 years of preparation, the Pan-Orthodox Council has fallen apart at the last minute. Many are blaming Moscow, but that is far too simplistic
Those who wanted the issue settled so they can get on with life peacefully are likely to be disappointed