New Vatican rules reveal priorities

New statutes for the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, announced by the Vatican on Tuesday, have a number of additions compared to its initial regulations released 2016 and offer a glimpse into how this pontificate’s priorities are evolving.  The revamped statutes of the “super-dicastery” include new emphases on synodality, young people, women, and pastoral care for those in “irregular” unions.