Francis Focuses on Family Formation Over Family Illiteracy

Holy Family with St Catherine

Good news!Putting Families First at Top of Pope’s Curia Reform AgendaHalfway through their meetings, Pope Francis and his council of cardinals have addressed many different themes, but the formation and care of families is a top priority in upcoming discussions.Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi revealed in an Oct. 2 press briefing that, so far, the council has reflected on the ecclesiology of the Second Vatican Council and the upcoming Synod of Bishops.But Father L … [Read more...]

Cardinals Gagged; We’re asked to Pray; Let’s Talk Vatican Diaries – UPDATE

On his new blog, John Thavis explains how and why information from the General Congregations in Rome just got harder to come by:Sister Mary Ann Walsh...said in an email: “Concern was expressed in the General Congregation about leaks of confidential proceedings reportedin Italian newspapers. As a precaution, the cardinals have agreed not to do interviews.”In other words, because some anonymous cardinals fed Italian reporters a few details about their discussions, a gag order now applies t … [Read more...]