Walter Kasper

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Pope Francis arrives with bishops and cardinals for the morning session of the last day of the Synod on the Family at the Vatican on Saturday. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images

If anyone ever had any doubt that there are forces inside both the Catholic Church and the Roman Curia working against Pope Francis and his “reform pr(...)

Bishops take part in the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Synod of Bishops at Paul VI Hall, Vatican. Photograph: Giuseppe Lami/EPA

So the current Synod of Bishops in Rome enters the home straight. This week it is expected to get down to the substance of the three-week gathering. T(...)

Pope Francis attends the synod on the family at St Peter’s basilica in the Vatican yesterday. Photograph: Osservatore Romano/AFP/Getty Images

The climate was one of no change on yesterday’s opening day of the Vatican’s Synod on the Family. Lest anyone be under the illusion that this s(...)

Pope Benedict: in his original essay, the then Fr Joseph Ratzinger wrote that marriage was indissoluble in the eyes of the Catholic Church.   Photograph: Giampiero Sposito/Reuters

When Pope Benedict announced his surprise resignation last year, he vowed not to play an active role in church affairs under his successor. But he ma(...)

A leading cardinal, who previously insisted there can be no change in Catholic Church teaching on remarried divorced Catholics, has said he is sticki(...)

Pope Francis attends yesterday’s opening Mass of the Synod of Bishops in St Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty Images

The prevailing mood among Catholics concerning the papacy of Pope Francis is one of uncertainty. Frequently, this is accompanied by anxiety – at the p(...)

The image of a punitive, judgemental God must be turned head over heels, the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The image of a punitive, judgemental God must be turned head over heels, the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said.“Many of us grew u(...)

Pope Francis  with Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner during an   audience at the Vatican today. Photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters

In what looks suspiciously like a pre-Synod manoeuvre, Pope Francis this weekend has twice indicated he wants the Catholic Church to seriously reasses(...)