Process (as shared governance) and power (to practice mercy) seem in conflict.
europe used to have tribes, just like arab and african societies today, migrating hither and thither, fighting over territories and regularly going to war with one another. there were german tribes ... ... gallic tribes ... ... iberian tribes ... ... british tribes ... ... irish tribes ... ... etc., etc. but by the high
The 'Hajnal line' marks the eastern limit of a longstanding pattern of late and non-universal marriage. The line in red is Hajnal's. The d...
ROME -- For Catholics accustomed to traditional ways of doing things, Pope Francis is undeniably a shock to the system. A summit of bishops from around
'Laudato si' is not only an example of the Magisterium's social teaching: it also represents the birth of a new literary genre among papal documents.
Despite many claiming they helped to draft Pope Francis' new encyclical, the final text cannot be attributed to any 'hidden' advisors, says a former Vatican official.
The world might just be talking about Francis' great treatise for years to come.
Our stomachs have been turning for a long time. We keep asking, "when does this nightmare end"? We've thrown out bad priests and put some excellent protocols in place -- protocols that perhaps the public schools in NYC, and other locales should consider adopting, because they work. But great protocols don't work if
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Catholicism is now the biggest faith group in the United StatesCatholics are now the single biggest faith group in America at 22 per cent, according to the latest Pew research pollThe news will come as a positive boost to the American bishops who have endured massive negative publicity on child abuse cases these past few yearsThe influx of Hispanics has certainly helped the Catholic numbers but the church seems in remarkable shape given its problemsThe emerging Catholic power is shown most clearly in the make-up of the Supreme Court where six of the nine justices share that faith
After 53 years, the horrible reality of Ireland's mothers and babies home.
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Issue Declaration Calling on Bishops to Deny Communion to Pro-Abortion Catholic Politicians
This article gives some statistics about the atmosphere of hate in the Muslim world, and it illustrates the difficulty we face in disentangling the Islamic religion from Islamic culture. The Catechism of the Catholic Church is graciously optimistic about the religion of Islam, but in the inter faith section it
We say: Sending these two popes off to another level of citizenship within the community of Christians makes the inescapable point that the church is a dynamic organism.
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out- Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out-Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me--and there was no
The blame game about child abuse in the Catholic Church continues. While the Vatican are to give due consideration to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child's demand to remove offenders and hand them
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