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Reports and Commentary, from Rome and Elsewhere, on the XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

The debate over the final wording of the document could prove even more contentious than the synod in 2015

The US Church needs transparency, and the disgraced archbishop must explain himself

The Pope also possesses the power to depose bishops, something he’s been reluctant to do so far

The author could never shake off the allure of religion

The revival of Ember Days

There’s a renewed interest in the days of fasting in response to the abuse crisis

The Pope Emeritus acknowledged publicly for the first time that his resignation dismayed his friends

50 days of Adoration brought me indescribable graces. Could you join our 24/7 Perpetual Adoration Project?

The Vatican clearly has no leverage with Bashar al Assad, despite years of tolerating him

Fiorella Nash says authentic feminism should be pro-life