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  • Deacons step out of the shadows for a brief, shining moment

    Deacons step out of the shadows for a brief, shining moment

    ROME— For a long time, deacons have complained of being the “forgotten clergy” of the Catholic Church, usually overshadowed by bishops and priests, despite the fact that there are now around 45,000 permanent Catholic deacons worldwide. While that neglect may be true most of the time, May 2016 is a

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  • Vatican accuses woman at heart of leaks trial of ‘calumny’

    Vatican accuses woman at heart of leaks trial of ‘calumny’

    ROME—As the soap-opera of a Vatican trial against three former members of a papal commission and two journalists accused of leaking secret documents continues to unravel, the pope’s spokesman on Thursday said that statements made by one of the defendants during the trial may be “subject to legal action.” On

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  • No matter how you slice it, pope on women deacons a big deal

    No matter how you slice it, pope on women deacons a big deal

    It’s no secret that the off-the-cuff remarks of Pope Francis often generate more news than long, labored-over prepared texts. We tend to like our leaders, popes included, to come off as unfiltered, unhandled and unplugged. At a recent meeting of the Superiors General of Religious Women in Rome when asked

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