5 takeaways on Pope Francis and the German Synodal Path

A letter written by Pope Francis on Nov. 10 to four German Catholic laywomen – Professor Westerhorstmann, Professor Schlosser, Professor Gerlalkovitz, and Mrs. Schmidt – carries considerable significance. Pope Francis' letter is a significant intervention in the ongoing discussion about the future

Deacons bear witness to Christ the Servant

Deacons are often mistaken for priests, and while their ministries overlap, the permanent diaconate bears witness to Christ the Servant. He is, by virtue of his ordination, an envoy or emissary of the bishop through the three-fold gifts of liturgy, word and