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  • Victim is stunned by ex-priest’s prison release

    After all these years, the lie had begun to seem real. Chris McCafferty had convinced himself the past had been put to rest, and distant memories could no longer touch him. This, of course, was never quite true. And all it took was a single phone call to plunge him

  • Fear of change in the Church risks sinning for a lack of hope

    The Rev. Maurizio Patriciello is known in Italy as a human rights campaigner and an advocate for victims of illegal toxic dumping in the country’s southern Campania region. This piece on the recent Synod of Bishops originally appeared in the Oct. 28 edition of L’Avvenire, the newspaper of the Italian

  • Why can we disregard St. Paul’s words on slavery, but not homosexuality?

    At Mass on Wednesday, the reading was St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, 6:1-9. It reads in part, “Slaves, be obedient to your human masters with fear and trembling.” The words are always jarring. In this letter, and others, Paul seems to condone slavery, and biblical scholars have long debated


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