Why the Hell do US Bishops Need a ‘Broad Consultation’ Before Banning Transgender Mutilations at Catholic Hospitals?

The U.S. bishops on Friday voted to move forward with reviewing and updating their directives for Catholic health care services, after several bishops emphasized that the process should include a “broad consultation,” including the voices of the transgender community. The proposal to review Part Three of the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care … Read more

The Vatican and IDI Financial Scandal: A CNA Explainer

For more than a year, CNA has been following a Vatican financial scandal involving a bankrupt Italian hospital, a potentially illicit loan from the Vatican’s central bank, and a controversial grant request to an American charitable foundation. The financial scandal is one of several unfolding at the Vatican, and covered by CNA. Having trouble keeping … Read more