Article On the Mark Francis offers a practical approach to the challenges of married love that gives us a surprisingly moving exhortation to a courageous and sanctifying way of life.By Paige E. HochschildMay 6, 2016 U.S. Catholicism Pope Francis Secularism and Modernity Synod on the Family Theology Article Some Exceptions May Apply Some conservatives tend to confuse fidelity with a one-size-fits-all legalism. If there's one thing you can say about Pope Francis, it's that he's no legalist.By The EditorsApril 19, 2016 U.S. Catholicism Editorial Pope Francis Secularism and Modernity Synod on the Family Theology Article Forgiving & Listening To understand Francis and support the direction he has been setting for the Church, we need to think more deeply about the ways and means of “forgiveness.”By Dennis O'BrienApril 18, 2016 U.S. Catholicism Pope Francis Secularism and Modernity Social Justice Synod on the Family Theology Web Exclusive Article In the Company of the Brokenhearted Francis regards the sacrament's indissolubility as a “gift” rather than a “yoke,” and chides those whose efforts to defend marriage reduce the gift to a “duty.”By Sandra YocumApril 14, 2016 U.S. Catholicism Pope Francis Spirituality Synod on the Family Web Exclusive Article Unity, Growth & Love in the Church The exhortation is a valiant and powerful exercise in the Petrine ministry of upholding church unity. Is it another starting point in Francis's pontificate?By Peter SteinfelsApril 13, 2016 U.S. Catholicism Pope Francis LGBTQ issues Secularism and Modernity Social Justice Synod on the Family Theology Vatican II Web Exclusive Article A Church with Authority that Serves? The Path of 'Amoris Laetitia' By David CloutierApril 8, 2016 Pope Francis Article What Is Francis Saying with 'Amoris Laetitia'? By Massimo FaggioliApril 8, 2016 U.S. Catholicism Bishops Pope Francis Pope John Paul II LGBTQ issues Synod on the Family Theology Vatican II Article The Poet Pope's Pastoral Discernment If John Paul II was the philosopher and Benedict XVI the theologian, Pope Francis is the poet pope, giving voice to the dreams and wisdom of migrants and the poor.By William L. PortierApril 12, 2016 U.S. Catholicism Pope Benedict XVI Pope Francis Pope John Paul II LGBTQ issues Secularism and Modernity Social Justice Synod on the Family Theology Vatican II Web Exclusive Tags Bishops Ethics Laity Pope Benedict XVI Pope Francis Pope John Paul II Sexuality Social Justice Synod on the Family Theology Web Exclusive Please email comments to [email protected] and join the conversation on our Facebook page. ShareShare Twitter Print Previous StoryTrump's Foreign 'Policy' Next Story'Joan Chittister'