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Cleansing and re-inventing the Catholic Church: Let the sisters lead

My Franciscan schooling in Malaysia is one of the building blocks of my Catholic faith that I most cherish, next to everything I learned from my mother’s example.  Both the Franciscan nuns, and my mother, had little time for blind

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Call To Action Calls on Bishop Conley to Lift Blanket Excommunication of Nebraska CTA members

The following message was issued by Call to Action and is published here with their permission. The National Catholic Reporter recently published an article about Call To Action/Nebraska’s recent discussions with Bishop Conley regarding the 22-year blanket excommunication that was placed on

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Catholic Bishops Conference of India Council for Women

Source: Catholic Bishops Conference of India Council for Women

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Gun control is a pro-life issue. Will the bishops lead? Will legislators listen?

Civil rights leader, Rep. John Lewis on the need for the courage to enact gun control; on kneeling to advance justice “perhaps in Statuary Hall, perhaps in the Rotunda, perhaps on the steps of the Capitol;” on gerrymandering and politicians

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The Star Spangled Banner

In 1814, Francis Scott Key wrote “Defense of Fort McHenry.” The poem was later retitled The Star Spangled Banner. Congress proclaimed The Star Spangled Banner the U.S. National Anthem in 1931. Consider the words. All the words. And the stark

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Lt. Gen. Silveria’s tutorial in leadership: Will Catholic bishops offer “a better idea” too?

Watching this general tell Air Force cadets what is acceptable behavior and what is not, it is hard to fathom why the leadership of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops cannot seem to summon the courage to speak with

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Guest Post: What Jesus says about a living wage.

 “The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard….When those who had started about five o’clock came, each received the usual daily wage. So when the first came, they thought

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Dr. Parker: The Christian Case for Reproductive Justice

Against the surreal backdrop of elected officials trying to take healthcare away from those who need it the most, Honolulu residents who attended a recent talk and book-signing hosted by Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii were glad to hear

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San Jose Bishop Counters Paprocki’s Decree Against Married Lesbian/Gay Couples

Originally posted on Bondings 2.0:
A California bishop has written a letter instructing clergy and religious in the diocese to be compassionate and inclusive when it comes to pastoral care. a direct repudiation of last month’s alienating directives from an Illinois…

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