What does it mean to be “loyal critics” of the Church?

by Joseph Nangle, OFMPax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace The question increasingly presents itself: is there a functional schism in the Roman Catholic Church today? For a start it needs to be said that the question is one for experts in ecclesiology, church history, Vaticanology. However, it is also a matter of enormous pastoral concern … Continue reading What does it mean to be “loyal critics” of the Church?

Schism in the Catholic Church? We’ve been here before.

by Joseph Nangle, OFMPax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace One Catholic journalist has called it “a functional schism” in the American Catholic Church. He is referring of course to the very public statement criticizing President Biden made by Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, President of the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ Conference and the challenging reactions … Continue reading Schism in the Catholic Church? We’ve been here before.