COMMENTARY: The opening day Oct. 9 suggested problems in the first moments of the planetary process: participation, process and previous controversies.
COMMENTARY: Aside from Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, no curial cardinal achieved more on critically important issues than did the Chilean cardinal, who died Oct. 3.
COMMENTARY: The 79-year-old archbishop emeritus of Caracas died Sept. 23 due to complications from COVID-19.
COMMENTARY: The Holy Father’s words during the inflight press conference from Slovakia have to be read very closely, as he chooses them very carefully.
COMMENTARY: The planetary process leading up to the 2023 synod has to confront two major challenges before it begins.
Was Cardinal Wyszyński’s Approach to Communism a Guide About How the Vatican Should Engage With China?
COMMENTARY: The Chinese regime’s unilateral appointment of a new bishop for Wuhan invites reflection upon how the Church deals with totalitarian regimes.
COMMENTARY: The Church leader, who will be beatified Sept. 12 in Warsaw, was the living incarnation of Poland’s 20th-century experience.