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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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Posted in I BLOG, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized, US Bishops

Women: Instruments of a Franciscan World

More than once in Paul Vallely’s excellent book, Pope Francis: Untying the Knots, the writer quotes a former long-time aide who describes Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s irritation with the high-handed advice of Rome. He had no patience, we are told, for

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Posted in Environment, I BLOG, Uncategorized, Women in the Church

Women and the Art of Reason

My husband, the fisherman, sent me this story that has probably been wending its way online for a while. I share it here again in the light of the unseemly determination by too many men in power to police and

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