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UN Panel Blasts Vatican for Sex Abuse policies
Originally Posted: 02/05/2014 - 2:10pm | Type: Blog

A United Nations panel on Wednesday blasted the Vatican for protecting itself rather than victims of sexual abuse, and it called on the Holy See to create what it called an “independent mechanism” to investiga ...

Talking Sex with a Married Catholic Priest
Originally Posted: 09/17/2013 - 12:57pm | Type: Blog

It’s not every day you meet a practicing priest in the Catholic Church who is married, so when I got in touch with Fr. Dwight Longenecker (a man who meets the above criteria), I took the opportunity to get his ...

Excommunicated Bishop Still Sees Himself as Roman Catholic
Originally Posted: 09/12/2013 - 11:52am | Type: Blog

Excommunicated Zambian Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo, who advocates for married priests within the Roman Catholic Church, said he has not split from Rome though many of the priests he ordained no longer see them ...

Survey Shows Catholic Priests Don’t Like Mass Changes
Originally Posted: 05/22/2013 - 7:04am | Type: Blog

A poll, conducted by researchers at St. John’s University School of Theology-Seminary in Collegeville, Minn., showed that almost 60 percent of priests surveyed did not like the new Roman Missal, as the liturgi ...

Godless Funerals Thrive in ‘Post-Catholic’ Ireland
Originally Posted: 05/21/2013 - 3:55pm | Type: Blog

Many newly minted civil celebrants are starting their own businesses as part of Ireland’s “post-Catholic” economy. DUBLIN — Patricia Wojnar left a 32-year career in interior des ...

Catholic Bishops Make Last-Minute Pitch for Romney
Originally Posted: 11/02/2012 - 12:49pm | Type: Blog

A number of Roman Catholic bishops are making forceful last-minute appeals to their flock to vote on Election Day, and their exhortations are increasingly sounding like calls to support Republican challenger M ...

Episcopal Priest Under Scrutiny for Nude Photos
Originally Posted: 09/18/2012 - 1:32pm | Type: Blog

How does the church recognize the beauty of art that depicts God's creation — the human form — without seeming to condone "a beauty exciting to lust"? In the middle ...

Catholic Bishop Says Church’s Credibility on Sexual Abuse Is ‘Shredded’
Originally Posted: 09/05/2012 - 3:10pm | Type: Blog

The U.S. Catholic bishops' point man on sexual abuse has said that the hierarchy's credibility on fixing the problem is "shredded" and that the situation is comparable to the Reformation, w ...

Study: Pastors’ Concerns for Others May Harm Their Own Health
Originally Posted: 07/09/2012 - 3:18pm | Type: Blog

Most members of the clergy are taught to put the physical and spiritual needs of others first, but that self-denial may be harmful to their own health, according to a new Duke University study. ...

Catholic Bishops Told to Follow Their Own Policies Against Sexual Abuse
Originally Posted: 06/14/2012 - 8:27am | Type: Blog

Amid continuing headlines about cover-ups of child abuse in the Catholic Church, an oversight board of lay Catholics on June 13 warned the nation’s bishops that they must follow their own policies against abus ...

Philadelphia Trial Revives Catholic Church Sex Abuse Scandal
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 10:25am | Type: Blog

Ten years ago, the Roman Catholic sex abuse scandal dominated the headlines with horrific stories of priests preying on vulnerable youths and a church hierarchy more concerned with protecting clergy instead of ...

10 reasons Why Men Should Not Be Ordained For Ministry
Originally Posted: 05/02/2012 - 9:33am | Type: Blog

Regardless where you sit, stand, or wrestle with the issue of women in church leadership, I thought this satirical list was worth sharing for both laughter and even reflection because that’s what good satire f ...

Vatican Concludes Investigation of Clergy Abuse in Ireland
Originally Posted: 03/20/2012 - 2:08pm | Type: Blog

VATICAN CITY — Following a yearlong investigation into decades of rampant abuse in the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland, the Vatican today called for more rigorous screening of would-be priests and compulsory ...

Vatican to Hold Global Summit on Sexual Abuse
Originally Posted: 02/04/2012 - 11:17am | Type: Blog

VATICAN CITY — Ten years after the clergy sexual abuse scandal erupted in the United States, Catholic bishops from all over the world will meet next week at a Vatican summit aimed at preventing abuse and prote ...

The Bookends of Life
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

There's something special about the bookends of our lifetimes. I became a first-time father seven months ago and a hospice chaplain just one month past. There's somethin ...

A Proper 29 Way to Respond to the War in Iraq
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

How are we to respond as people of faith to the recent revelation that more than 66,000 civilians have died in our two wars? How are we to respond as people of faith to the recent ...

Out of the Dark Night
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joseph Nangle Why I remain a Catholic priest -- despite repeated scandal. A friend tells me that she finds it ...

Listeners
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Last month, at the height of the media coverage of the most recent sex abuse crisis, Father Francis Clooney, a professor at Harvard Divinity School and Director of the Center for the Study of Wor ...

U.K. Catholic Bishops Address Abuse Scandal 'Directly and Unambiguously'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Late last week, the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales released an <a href="http://www.catholic-ew.org.uk/catholic_church/media_centre/press_releases/press_releases_2010/statement_by_the_catholi ...

Another Vatican II Moment for the Catholic Church?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

These are dark days for Catholics and our church. The clergy sexual abuse scandals are a source of profound pain and raw anger. These are dark days for Catholics and our church. T ...

On Faith on Glenn Beck, and a Video PSA for Social Justice Christians
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/04/19/on-faith-on-glenn-beck-and-a-video-psa-for-social-justice-christians/"></a>Last week, The Washington Post's <a href="http:// ...

Open Letter from Hans Kung to Catholic Bishops
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

We wanted to make sure that folks saw <a href="http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/opinion/2010/0416/1224268443283.html" target="_blank">this letter</a> that circulated in the ...

Scandal, Secularism, and the Politics of the Catholic Church
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

It is far too easy to blame the highly publicized priestly scandal for the alienation of Catholics in Europe or the United States. It is far too easy to blame the highly publicize ...

This Isn't About Wallis vs. Beck--It's About Biblical Social Justice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<em>This post was written in response to the </em>Washington Post <em><a href="http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/2010/04/beck_vs_wallis_social_justice/all.html">On Fa ...

A Daniel Berrigan Reading List
Originally Posted: 04/28/2011 - 9:13am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Here is a list of books written by and about Daniel Berrigan. This list is by no means exhaustive. ...

An Ordination by Archbishop Tutu and Valentine's Day Justice
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>On Saturday, Jan. 30, I attended a service in which one of my colleagues was being ordained as a deacon in the Anglican Church together with ten others who were being ordained either as priests or dea ...

'This Land is Home to Me.'
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez Jesuit priest Joseph R. J ...

A Dangerous Discipleship
Originally Posted: 07/02/2014 - 8:35am | Type: Magazine Article

Joan Chittister "Whenever people discover that they have rights, they have the responsibility to claim them."—John XXIII, " ...