Archbishop Blase Cupich

Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich is one of eight American delegates at Pope Francis' synod on the family. He joins us from Rome to discuss what conversations with his fellow bishops have been like, and what we can expect to come out of the synod.

Draft Report Encourages Acceptance of Gays, Unconventional Families

The Vatican recently released a preliminary report calling for church leaders to reconsider their treatment of gay people, cohabitating couples, divorced and remarried couples, as well as children of less traditional families. Our panel discusses the draft report and its implications. 

Pope Francis is quickly putting his own mark on the papacy. We talk with Chicago Tribune religion reporter Manya Brachear about covering the Vatican, the conclave and the selection of the pope.

As the conclave begins, what’s at stake for the Catholic Church? We break down the process of electing a new pope.

We continue our conversation with Sir Gilbert Levine, and the miracle he says Pope John Paul II performed on his mother-in-law.