Michael Sean Winters says the narrative that Francis is backsliding on clerical abuse “has legs”.
Loup Besmond de Senneville and Nicolas Senèze explain why the Holy See has launched a “diplomatic offensive” in Africa.
Commonweal’s editors argue that Catholicism’s future “is not being decided in Rome or Washington”.
And Alan Hommerding proposes a “theme song” for Lent.
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