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QUOTE TO NOTE: Stop Church Teachings that Kill, Says Sr. Margaret Farley

Originally posted on Bondings 2.0:
Mercy Sr. Margaret Farley, the theological ethicist who wrote Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics, said the church has “not gone far enough” on gender equality because “we still hear the cries of women, through…

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“…an uncountable number of poor people will die because of the greed of the rich.” Keith Olbermann

There may be a lot of outrage and disbelief in the air at what the House of Representatives just did to make healthcare less accessible and affordable to those who need it most. But that outrage isn’t coming from the

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New Ways Ministry Responds to Pope Francis’ Ban on Gay Men from the Priesthood

Originally posted on Bondings 2.0:
The following is a statement of Francis DeBernardo, Executive Director, New Ways Ministry, in response to the news that Pope Francis has approved a document entitled “The Gift of the Priestly Vocation” from the Vatican’s Congregation…

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Guest Post: U.S. Bishops Were Virtually Silent on Trump

Originally posted on Bondings 2.0:
In a scathing essay which excoriates Catholics who supported Donald Trump for U.S. President, Boston College theologian Stephen Pope also took to task U.S. bishops who were mum about so many of Candidate Trump’s statements which…

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Guest Post: “By Patient Endurance”

This is the Post-Election Homily delivered on November 12 & 13 by Fr. Joe Muth, Pastor, St. Matthew Church, Baltimore. The church is made up of people from over 40 countries and has a Folk Group, a Gospel Choir, a

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Bishops Elect New Leadership [Still] Out of Step with U.S. Catholics

This week, Call to Action, issued this statement on the new leadership of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops which continues to demonstrate its indifference to providing the kind of Gospel-inspired public moral witness that people in the pews yearn

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Does the institutional church have a role left to play?

The editors of America would have us believe this: “The church has an important role to play as the next four years of Mr. Trump’s presidency unfold. It must offer clear and vigorous moral guidance, not limiting itself to the

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Catholics: Please Do Not Cite Dorothy Day As A Reason Not To Vote

Hawaii Catholic Herald’s Oct 21, 2016 issue A recent survey jointly conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute and Religion News Service reveals that Catholics, more than any other religious group, have suffered the largest exodus from the church. While

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Guest Post: Standing with Our Immigrant Brothers and Sisters

Reproduced here,with permission, is a recent blogpost by Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, a native of Mexico and the first Hispanic bishop of Seattle. Catholics know that every person is made in the image of God. Everyone is due our respect and

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