Fr Mark Drew

The youth synod’s final report resoundingly endorses ‘synodality’. This could be a positive step – once bishops have worked out what it means

Tensions over Ukraine threaten to tear apart the world’s 300 million Orthodox Christians

A man who rose quietly through the Curia has become the most incendiary figure in the Church

The cardinal has overcome the challenges to his power. How much further can he go?

The cardinals who elected Pope Francis hoped for major curial reform. Why isn’t it going to plan?

Two very unlikely bishops have issued the most permissive guidelines yet on Amoris Laetitia. No wonder many Catholics are up in arms

The Vatican doctrinal chief may be a hard taskmaster, but he has an instinct for finding common ground. Can he heal the Church’s divisions?

Pope Francis has declined to answer four cardinals’ ‘doubts’ about his teaching on marriage. The Church is now in uncharted territory

The Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue announced a substantial agreement but healing the historic schism still requires plenty of work

Catholics are divided over how far Francis wants to change Church teaching regarding the remarried. But does he even have the authority to do so?