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  • Pope Benedict could make rare public appearance June 29

    Pope Benedict could make rare public appearance June 29

    ROME — Former Pope Benedict XVI could appear in public once again on June 29, the 65th anniversary of his priestly ordination. Speaking after the May 20 presentation of a book dedicated to Benedict XVI’s pontificate, Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of the Pontifical Household and private secretary to the retired Pope,

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  • Pope agrees to set up commission to study women deacons

    Pope agrees to set up commission to study women deacons

    In response to a request from an international gathering of Catholic nuns on Thursday, Pope Francis said he will create a commission to study women deacons in the early church, to help answer the question of whether women could also serve as deacons today. Currently the Catholic diaconate, which is

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  • It’s time to reset our pastoral strategy: Ordain married men

    Holy Thursday commemorated the day Jesus “conferred his priesthood on his Apostles” (Chrism Mass). Most of those apostles were probably married. In doing so, Jesus effected a pastoral reset. That memory suggests the Church in the US could use a strategic pastoral reset and ordaining married men needs to be

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