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  • Global debate gets underway over married Catholic priests

    Global debate gets underway over married Catholic priests

    • Nov 9, 2019

    Germany’s Catholics reacted enthusiastically when bishops from across the Amazon called for the ordination of married men as priests to address the clergy shortage in that region. Such reforms have been pushed for decades by many German bishops and lay groups who hope it can lead to the liberalization of centuries of Catholic tradition.

  • After their call for married priests, pope thanks bishops

    After their call for married priests, pope thanks bishops

    • Oct 27, 2019

    On the heels of a bold call by Amazon region bishops for married men to become priests, Pope Francis is urging openness to new ways, and in a possible slap at conservative critics who fear he is weakening the Catholic Church’s foundations, he cautions faithful against entering the “swampy waters of ideologies.”

  • Amazon synod reports support, dissent on married priests and women deacons

    Amazon synod reports support, dissent on married priests and women deacons

    • Oct 18, 2019

    Judging from Friday’s reports, the Oct. 6-27 Synod on the Amazon, there’s overwhelming consensus on most points, such as Pope Francis’s call for an “integral ecology.” Yet even within that climate of basic harmony, there were also scattered notes of dissent on two hot-button questions: Married priests and women deacons.

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