It is an unexpectedly hard thing to show mercy to our own past. The Crisis of Authority in Catholic Modernity shows that it is a necessary thing.
If the development of doctrine were anything like musical performance, we could not imagine that "harmonic progression" would happen abruptly or lazily.
A very common question is some variation of "What does this or that ceremony or action mean?" It expresses a false assumption.
Without announcement (and with almost as little notice), a Vatican reform was published in the official directory of the Holy See: it plain states that the Eastern churches in Communion with Rome may have a married presbyterate anywhere in the world they happen to be.
It is not easy to be immersed in other Christian traditions, but it might just heal the Church.
The unlikely path to intimacy with Jesus
For the last several years, it has been my habit to keep abreast of news in the Roman Catholic community for what may be obvious reasons: they are the largest organized Christian body in the world, and what they do and don’t do, what they say and don’t say, inevitably affects our our work and witness.