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Delegates meet at round tables during the Synod on Synodality on Oct. 10, 2023.

Synod on Synodality members ask ‘for greater discernment’ of Church teaching on sexuality

Oct 11, 2023

By Jonathan Liedl

Spokesman Paolo Ruffini told the media that while some have asked for further discernment on the Church’s teaching, others said... Read more

Archbishop Víctor Manuel Fernández, pictured here in 2014, is the archbishop of La Plata, Argentina. He will take up his new post as prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith in September 2023.

Archbishop Fernández on new role as Vatican’s doctrinal chief: ‘I will do it my way’

Jul 6, 2023

By Courtney Mares

In his first interview since his appointment, Archbishop Víctor Manuel Fernández spoke about handling clerical abuse, the German Synodal Way,... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on June 28, 2023.

FULL TEXT: Pope Francis’ letter to new doctrine chief Archbishop Fernández

Jul 1, 2023

By Pope Francis

The letter issued July 1 outlines the pope’s vision for the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith. Read more

Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernandez.

Pope Francis appoints Argentine Archbishop Fernández as head of doctrine dicastery

Jul 1, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Archbishop Víctor Manuel Fernández is a well-known theologian, writer, and papal adviser. Read more

Holy Trinity, detail of Iconostasis in Greek Catholic Co-cathedral of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Zagreb, Croatia.

Trinity Sunday 2023: 10 illuminating quotes from the saints about the Holy Trinity

Jun 4, 2023

By Maisy Sullivan

Trinity Sunday is observed on the Sunday after Pentecost. Read more

Card. Gerhard Ludwig Mueller.

Analysis: Overturning Humanae Vitae's teaching, a 'crime against the Church'

Mar 9, 2018

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Speaking at a presentation of a book on Humanae Vitae, Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Mueller, prefect emeritus of the Congregation for... Read more

Global poll prompts call to overcome Catholic divisions through fidelity

Feb 14, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

A survey indicating mixed views on Church teaching among self-identified Catholics shows the “difficult challenge” facing Christ’s followers, but also... Read more

Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Mueller

Vatican intervenes to clarify marriage teaching in Germany

Nov 14, 2013

The head of the Vatican’s doctrine office has written to the archbishop emeritus of Freiburg im Breisgau, reaffirming that Catholics... Read more

An unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone. USAF photo by Lance Cheung.

Drone use prompts Catholic call for greater caution

Jun 14, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

Catholic leaders and academics have outlined the need for greater public discussion on the American policy of using drones to... Read more


Spanish priest retracts opposition to Church teaching

Jul 17, 2012

In response to questions by the Vatican's doctrinal office, Spanish priest Father Manuel Pousa I Engronat has retracted positions in... Read more