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Pope Francis has made it abundantly clear that he doesn't think women could ever become priests in the Catholic Church. But the pope has indicated he's interested in clarifying whether there's historical precedent for women to serve as ordained deacons, who can perform some of the duties of a priest.
The Archdiocese of Chicago plans to close five Catholic schools in the city and suburbs, whcih will impact at least 600 students and their families. (WLS). WLS. Megan Hickey. Thursday, January 18, 2018 10:25AM. CHICAGO (WLS) --. The Archdiocese of Chicago plans to close five Catholic schools in the city and suburbs.

The Archdiocese of Chicago will close five Catholic schools at the end of the school year due to declining enrollment and financial constraints, officials announced Wednesday night. St. Cyprian School in River Grove, Holy Cross School in Deerfield, Incarnation School in Palos Heights, Our Lady of the ...
The city's archdiocese will introduce a system allowing contactless card payments during Sunday's mass at Saint Francois de Molitor, a church located in an upscale and conservative Paris neighborhood. The archdiocese explained Thursday that five connected collection baskets with a traditional design ...
Catholic Church has new guidelines in midst of flu epidemic. Share. 377 Shares. Copy Link .... The Catholic Church has some new guidelines because of the recent flu epidemic. ... That's why the Catholic Church is asking parishioners to not only pray, but take precautions when they're at mass. The state ...
Catholic social media is a strange place to dwell. A few weeks ago, about 70 percent of my feed was taken up with Catholics explaining that, no matter what the department stores say, Christmas is not over yet. It goes until Epiphany or until the Baptism of the Lord or until Candlemas--but it is not over yet!

Pope Francis, center, is flanked at right by Ignacio Sanchez Diaz, dean of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile in Santiago, Chile, and by Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati Andrello, as he arrives for his meeting Wednesday, Jan.17, 2018. (Credit: AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino.) ...
In "popes and feminists: How the Reformation Frees women from Feminism," Elise Crapuchettes argues that medieval Catholic theology and modern .... Evangelicals don't do this exactly the same way Catholics and feminists do, but, for example, they often do when urging Christians to tell others about ...
Catholics in Belgium are concerned the country's euthanasia law is being abused to kill patients without legal checks and safeguards. ... Euthanasia and assisted dying were legalized in traditionally Catholic Belgium in 2002, and euthanasia deaths are increasing by 27 percent annually, according to ...
Q. What do you hope the impact will be of this book? Was it mainly written to prevent wavering Protestants from moving in the direction of the Catholic Church? I mention this especially in light of the statistics you do mention in a note that far more Catholics are heading in the Protestant direction than vice ...
Anti-Catholicism has had a long presence in American history. The civil war beginning in 1861 gave Catholic Americans a chance to prove their patriotism once and for all. In a talk Jan. 24 at the Union League of Philadelphia, author William Kurtz will explore how Catholics sought to use their participation ...
By Jonathan Luxmoore • Catholic News Service • Posted January 12, 2018. OXFORD, England (CNS) -- Catholics in Belgium are concerned the country's euthanasia law is being abused to kill patients without legal checks and safeguards. Auxiliary Bishop Jean Kockerols of Mechelen-Brussels said "not just the church's ...
Jose and Maribel Martin and their eight children in the rectory of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Philadelphia. The Martins ... But if the Way's mission is to expand the ranks of practicing Catholics and excite those whose faith has gone cold, it also has been on occasion controversial and divisive.
I think it is a very important book, indeed the one most serious criticism of the book is that I could have wished for more on two fronts: 1) more dealing with the relevant Biblical texts which Roman Catholics uses to justify their ecclesiology and sacramental praxis, and 2) a chapter on the saints. Ken Collins ...
The Catholic Church shies away from using provocative words to describe immigrants because such words are "an assault and insult to their dignity" and contradict "what we believe about the value of the human person," Father Jagudilla said. The Migrant Center was founded at the Franciscan parish in ...

Made for Love is a new podcast that aims to convey the truth about marriage and families by helping Catholics tell stories of God's work in their lives. Hosted by Sara Perla, a program specialist for the US Conference of Catholic bishops, Made for Love is under the aegis of Marriage: Unique for a Reason, ...
A viral video of an electronic device 'Alexa' that answered all the questions asked by Fr. Jason Signalness has set the social media abuzz. Fr. Jason Signalness, a priest in the diocese of Bismarck, first asks Alexa who founded the Lutheran church, the Methodist church, Mormonism, and evangelical ...
"The Catholic Diocese of Belleville has been advised earlier today that the Rev. Gerald R. Hechenberger, the Associate Pastor of Holy Childhood Parish in Mascoutah, St. Pancratius Parish in Fayetteville and St. Liborius Parish in St. Libory, was taken into custody this morning by St. Clair County authorities ...
GUADALUPITA, N.M. (KRQE) - An unusual debate over who owns what land is expected to continue in court on Friday. While some say it is sacred ground, a cemetery that's been part of the Catholic community for more than a hundred years, one family is suing, claiming part of that land as their own.
If you must always (however tenuously) affirm liberal tenets in order to fight the most impending material threats to Catholic life by rear-guard defences, then you also must concede your strategy is weak at best. With all of the above, I agree. If liberalism as we've known it is passing away, Catholics will need ...
Of course, it never really went away. The norms, practices, and beliefs that prevail and thrive in liberal democracies have never perfectly meshed with the dogma, doctrine, and theology of the Roman Catholic Church. Still, there has been an undeniable rapprochement between the two sides in recent ...
Vatican CITY -- The Vatican on Wednesday took over a Peru-based Catholic movement whose founder has been accused of abusing its members sexually, physically and psychologically, just days before Pope Francis starts a trip to Chile and Peru. A Vatican statement said the congregation for religious ...
The Vatican has taken over a Peru-based Catholic movement whose founder was accused of sexual and psychological abuse, just days before Pope Francis starts a trip to Chile and Peru where the sexual abuse scandal is expected to play out on the sidelines. A Vatican statement said the congregation for ...
In an attempt to decrease Catholic land holdings, in the early 1700s, a new law prohibited primogeniture, and instead, when an Irish Catholic died, his land was divided among his sons and daughters. But any son who became Protestant could inherit everything. According to one report, Catholics made up ...
There are 42 Catholic parishes and 89 churches, served by 58 priests and what the Catholic Communications Office describes as 15 "others". The patron saint of the Diocese of Ossory is St Kieran. The incoming bishop grew up in Castletown-Geoghegan and obtained a science degree from St Patrick's ...
Leaders of a Catholic monastery in north-central Vietnam's Thua Thien Hue province are protesting authorities' interference in the life of their community ... In June, police dressed in plain clothes attacked Thien An priests and their followers when the Catholics attempted to defend a cross they had put up on ...
Denver, Colo., Jan 3, 2018 / 03:22 pm (CNA).- A facebook-based Catholic fundraising campaign suffered "critical" delays in the key donation period between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and Facebook's new scrutiny of ads aimed at religious audiences is to blame, one social media expert has charged. Matthew Meeks ...
"In light of Catholic social teaching, our mission is to meet the needs of the most vulnerable and, in this case, there was a positive outcome," said Gordon Self, vice president of mission, ethics and spirituality. "We can't lose sight of the desperate circumstances that would lead to this decision, and we have to ...
As the neighborhood has spent the last week reeling from its aftermath, grassroots initiatives led by Catholics have been critical to recovery efforts. "The Catholic presence was the first presence, precisely because we're inside these neighborhoods," Father Jonathan Morris, pastor of nearby Our Lady of ...
OFEIBEA QUIST-ARCTON, BYLINE: The weeping widow of a 24-year-old man shot dead Sunday by the Congolese security forces in the capital Kinshasa, says his family. Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, the widely respected head of the Roman Catholic Church in predominantly Catholic Congo, ...
And there was the treasure of Catholic social teaching, a repository so rich that my Protestant professors turned to it again and again in class. Each time they did they noted (often with apology) that the Catholics had the deepest wells to draw from when it came to social justice teachings to transform the ...
The news that two major Catholic health care systems, Ascension and Providence St. Joseph Health, are considering a merger that would create a nearly 200-hospital behemoth spanning 27 states raises questions about the expanded imposition of Catholic ethical norms on the health care system in the ...
At the age of 12, Sarah Thomas found out that her father - who she'd never known - was a Roman Catholic priest. She then spent years trying to establish a relationship with him. It took a near-death experience for her to overcome the scars of his rejection. Sarah Thomas was brought up by her mother in a ...
Eastern Orthodox Christians, who hold fast to their conviction of being the truest spiritual and apostolic heirs of the original, "ancient church," reject purgatory as a post-schism Catholic innovation. Orthodox Christians do say prayers seeking mercy for the departed, but see post-grave perfection as an ...
While 2017 was one of the quieter of recent years for Ireland's religious institutions, the comparative tranquillity is unlikely to continue through 2018 - especially for the largest church on the island, the Catholic Church. In the coming year it will have to contend with an abortion referendum and, more happily, ...
Another part of her routine, she told the Catholic Standard archdiocesan newspaper prior to the 2016 Olympics, is praying before races. ... Now a sophomore at Stanford University, Ledecky also told the Catholic Standard that attending Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Washington helped make her ...
Born in Taiwan to parents who arrived with the 1949 exodus, she began traveling to China in 1982, disguised as a laywoman, in search of elderly religious sisters in Beijing and Shanghai, who had been in Catholic communities that were forced to close. (Taiwan-born descendants of Chinese who fled have ...
"With such a small percentage of Catholics in the Wrexham Diocese attending church, it seems perverse to close a vibrant and viable church against the expressed wish of those who attend there. "To close a church building there needs to be grave cause, a technical term in church law. St Michael's Church ...
A vendor sells #MeToo badges Nov. 12 during a protest march for survivors of sexual assault in Los Angeles. The wave of accusations of sexual harassment, misconduct and assault from Hollywood to Capitol Hill and many places in between in recent months has been described as a revolution, a moment ...
After living in New Orleans, DuBourg traveled to St. Louis to establish his bishop religious authority in the region to continue the spread of Catholic influence. Following his arrival in 1818 was the start of various religious orders, including Saint Louis University, Christian Brothers, Religious of the Sacred ...
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that the the Irish government will do all it can to assist next year's Pope visit. Pope Francis is expected to visit Ireland in 2018 and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says the government will assist in any way. The Pope is expected to visit Ireland or the World Meeting of Families in ...
Bishop William Curlin, who presided over the rapidly growing Catholic Diocese of Charlotte from 1994 to 2002, died Saturday at Carolinas Medical Center. ... crisis in the church, Curlin told the Observer in 2014 that it had caused "terrible pain" and led many Catholics to no longer put priests on a pedestal.
The Catholic Archbishop of Sydney Anthony Fisher said people of faith might describe 2017 as "annus horribilis" because of euthanasia laws in Victoria, the exposure of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, and the legalisation of same-sex marriage were failures that challenged "our Christian ...
Perhaps especially to Catholics. Let's just say you won't see #NotAllPriests trending on twitter any time soon. I've lived in Massachusetts for most of my life, and was educated in its Catholic school system. Every priest I've spoken to is shocked by the assumption they venerate Cardinal Law because "he ...
It comes slap bang in the middle of a year-long agreement which has seen the Catholics of St Mary's move en masse into St Maeldoid's. St Mary's is undergoing extensive repairs, including a new roof, and the small Protestant congregation next door, with only 35 parishioners, was delighted to be able to ...
Decline among mainline Protestants and Catholics has driven Christianity's overall decline, even as Christianity remains the largest religious group in the United States. Pew Research Center found 70 percent of Americans identified as Christian, with one in five Americans overall identifying as Catholic.
A traditional creche is set up at Holy Family Catholic Church on Second Street in West Newton as Christmas Day fast approaches. Holy Family will ... The fact that Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year is a liturgical anomaly that may require more, not less, church attendance for Catholics. Sunday and ...
Catholic priests have been breaking their vows of celibacy and fathering children for decades, if not centuries. For just as long, the Vatican has not publicly addressed the question of what, if any, responsibility the church has to provide emotional and financial support to those children and their mothers.


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