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Pilgrims gather in St. Peter's Square for the Angelus on the Solemnity of All Saints, Nov. 1, 2023.

St. Peter Damian, the driving force behind the reform of the Church 1,000 years ago

Feb 21, 2024

By ACI Prensa

This doctor of the Church was simple, firm, and honest in the face of error. Read more

Almost 200 cardinals answered the call to the extraordinary consistory in August 2022.

Behind the scenes and between the lines: Cardinals debate laity, power, synodality

Aug 31, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

There were no press conferences, reports, or sensational announcements at the end of the extraordinary consistory convened by Pope Francis... Read more

Celtic Cross on the hill at Cashel, Tipperary, Ireland.

Young Catholics in Ireland say their voices have not been heard during synodal process

Aug 10, 2022

By Charlotte Evans

A group of 500 young Catholics in Ireland have signed a letter saying they love the Church’s teaching, but that... Read more

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich celebrates Mass at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 10, 2021.

Cardinal in key Synod on Synodality post: ‘Reforms need a stable foundation’

Jan 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich said that without consensus, major changes pose ‘the danger of schism.’ Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience on April 25, 2018.

Pope Francis: The Holy Spirit reforms the Church through the saints

Jan 15, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Saturday that it takes saints to reform the Church and for this each Catholic is called to... Read more

A view of the facade of St. Peter's Basilica from the Vaticans Apostolic Palace.

Mission, synodality key themes in latest round of cardinal meetings

Dec 14, 2016

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis’ Council of Cardinals met for the 17th time this week, with synodality and the Church’s “missionary drive” forming... Read more


Why one bishop is putting tabernacles back in the center of churches

Jan 8, 2016

By Mary Farrow

When Bishop Robert Morlino arrived as the new bishop for the Diocese of Madison, Wis. in 2003, he began quietly... Read more

Priests during a May 7, 2013 Mass at the Vatican.

Reported limit on 'monsignor' may be return to older practice

Jan 6, 2014

By Carl Bunderson

Commenting on Pope Francis allegedly restricting the honorary title of “monsignor” to priests over the age of 65, one historian... Read more

Minn. archbishop grieves, issues apology over clergy sex abuse

Dec 17, 2013

Archbishop John Nienstedt has apologized for sex abuse by clergy in the Archdiocese of Minneapolis, urging Catholics to be hopeful... Read more