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  • Excommunicating mobsters? Vatican eyes new legal doctrine

    Excommunicating mobsters? Vatican eyes new legal doctrine

    • Jun 18, 2017

    The Catholic Church has produced many anti-mafia campaigners in Italy, some of whom have been killed for their efforts. And a few years ago a Calabrian archbishop proposed a 10-year moratorium on the naming of godfathers when children are baptized to break the “padrino” system that mobsters use to spread their influence over the next generation.

  • Why weren't all priests able to absolve the sin of abortion already?

    Why weren't all priests able to absolve the sin of abortion already?

    • Oct 12, 2015

    Q. I’m curious about the fact that to mark the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis will allow all priests to absolve the sin of abortion. Why isn’t that true already? If I had committed such a sin, then went to confession and found that the priest couldn’t forgive me, that