Cardinal Anders Arborelius said the issue of ordaining women “cannot lead further, as priestly ministry is reserved to men in Catholic and Orthodox doctrine.”
Spiritual worldliness is one of the most dangerous temptations facing priests and the Church because it “reduces spirituality to appearance,” the pope said.
The pope also addressed “rigidity” in the Church and concerns about the Synod on Synodality.
At a gathering with Portuguese charity workers, Pope Francis went off script to insist that Christian love must be tangibly lived out in the world.
The Holy Father encouraged Church leaders in Portugal to overcome discouragement by spending time in adoration.
Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Alfonso Amarante, CSsR, to head the Pontifical Lateran University.
St. Benedict the Moor, a 16th-century Franciscan whose incorrupt body was interned at Santa Maria di Gesù Parish in Sicily, has been mostly incinerated.
Bishop Thomas Zinkula, 66, has led the Davenport Diocese in southeast Iowa since 2017.
Famed mosaic artist Father Marko Rupnik remains a priest and could be put into ministry by a sympathetic bishop.
Pope Francis met with Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health Organization, Monday morning.
The longtime personal secretary of Pope Benedict XVI has been given no permanent position in his home archdiocese but is living in the local seminary.
The visit to Washington comes weeks after the Biden administration announced it would send controversial “cluster bombs” to Ukraine.
A pair of U.S. college students, a religious sister who does karate, and two distinct sets of American bishops are among the voting members of the Synod of Bishops.
The Vatican’s Dicastery for Bishops has completed a formal investigation of Bishop Joseph E. Strickland and the Diocese of Tyler, Texas.
Delegates also elected members for a commission tasked with establishing a permanent, national Synodal Council.
Delegates also voted to delay addressing perhaps the most controversial topic: establishing synodal councils at the parish and diocesan level.
The private audience with the pope took place shortly before the public release of Gänswein’s forthcoming book detailing his nearly 20 years of service to Benedict XVI.
Pope Francis Monday gave his annual address to Vatican diplomats, describing the speech as “a call for peace in a world that is witnessing heightened divisions and war.”
Head football coach Marcus Freeman told members of the press Sept. 15 that he had tried to keep his recent conversion to the Catholic faith under wraps.
“Welcome to our newest Catholic, Marcus Freeman,” read an announcement in the Sept. 11 bulletin published by St. Pius X Catholic Church in Granger, Indiana.