COMMENTARY: No harm, no foul may apply in sports. No crime, no foul does not apply in the life of the Church.
Pope Francis’ Traditionis Custodes: 5 Consequences of the New Motu Proprio Curtailing the Latin Mass
The Pope hopes to foster the unity of the Church by his decision, but it’s unlikely to happen immediately in the wake of the Holy Father’s clampdown on celebration of the extraordinary form of the Mass.
COMMENTARY: The muted observance in the Vatican contrasted with the focus given five years ago to Benedict’s 65th anniversary, when the Pope Emeritus spoke about the priestly identity of thanksgiving in his last public address.
Benedict XVI Celebrates 70 Years as a Priest: 10-Year Milestones in Joseph Ratzinger’s Service to the Church
COMMENTARY: June 29 is a fitting date to reflect on the length and breadth of the Pope Emeritus’ long priestly service.
COMMENTARY: Pope Francis and the German cardinal clearly intended to communicate something of importance with their public exchange of letters. But what?
COMMENTARY: The issue is as old as colonialism.
COMMENTARY: The cardinal, who turns 80 June 8, is a welcome presence in Rome these days.
Cardinal Marx’s Resignation: An Act of Self-Preservation or Penance for the Sins of the Church in Germany?
COMMENTARY: Three precedents that might help explain the abrupt decision by the influential German cardinal to resign.
COMMENTARY: The protracted ‘synod on holding synods’ runs a grave risk of diverting the Church’s energies from the mission field to the sacristy.