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  • What does the Church expect?

    The Archdiocese of Boston is polling Catholics in eastern Massachusetts to find out what we think of the Church and its leaders and to help them better serve us, The Boston Globe reported Sunday. Alas, they have not called me. But I will tell them anyway. Only about 16 percent

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  • Pope Francis says Catholics must be open to change

    Pope Francis says Catholics must be open to change

    Pope Francis offered a sweeping summary of his vision for the Catholic Church on Tuesday, telling a gathering of Italian Catholics in Florence that the Church must be open to change while rejecting a “controlling, hard, and prescriptive” style. “… It is not useful to search for solutions in conservatism

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  • The Eucharist: A prize for the just or medicine for sinners?

    The heated debates in the Synod of Bishops regarding the possibility of divorced and remarried Catholics receiving Holy Communion have opened up a series of other important discussions, especially concerning the relationship between mercy and justice and between charity and truth. How can these seemingly opposing principles be lived out

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  • Women’s ordination: One door closes and another opens

    In the same interview in which Pope Francis said about a gay person who seeks the Lord, “Who am I to judge?” he also commented on women’s ordination saying, “That door is closed.” The Pope re-iterated the ban in his encyclical Evangelii Gaudium, saying that women’s ordination “is not a question

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