SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Vatican financial reform
February 21, 2021
Most of the changes are technical and procedural, and – as my friend, John Allen Jr, rightly noted – are designed to dispel or at least mitigate the impression, general among Vatican insiders, that “Vatican Justice” is heavily weighted against defendants, who are typically laymen and laywomen or clergy of the lower ranks.
December 28, 2020
Praedicate Evangelium "puts evangelization at the center of the Church, and of everything the Curia does,” but what will Pope Francis's reformed Curia actually be able to do?
December 28, 2020
Under the new law, APSA will gain ownership of funds, bank accounts, and investments, including real estate, previously administered by the Secretariat of State from Jan. 1, 2021. 
November 19, 2020
The Vatican announced Becciu’s resignation as prefect and from the “related rights of the Cardinalate” on the evening of Sept. 24.
November 05, 2020
The sweeping nature and speed of the moves is by Roman standards breathtaking -- and raise questions about the shape of the broader curial reform.
October 05, 2020
The Prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life, Cardinal Kevin Farrell is to be president of the Commission on Reserved Matters
October 01, 2020
Vatican deficit smaller than last year, while struggles continue to implement reform, achieve transparency