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The Catholic Church must change

Philippe Wojazer AP In this Friday, Sept. 12, 2008 file photo, Pope Benedict XVI waves to wellwishers as he leaves … Continued

Who benefits from new Mass translation?

DAVID BUNDY AP A new translation of the Roman Missal sits on the altar after the Catholic Mass Sunday, Nov. … Continued

Pope Benedict goes to #OWS

Pope Benedict XVI acknowledges cheers upon his arrival in the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican to hold a … Continued

What makes a hospital Catholic? Jewish? Etc?

In Texas, a Catholic bishop made two hospitals cease doing tube-tying operations for women who are not going to have … Continued

Out of Iraq: A Homily

By Deacon Greg KandraBlogger, “A Deacon’s Bench”; Contributor, Patheos.com On October 31, late on a Sunday afternoon, a young woman … Continued

A pope resign? Mind-boggling but soul-healing

Q:Should Pope Benedict XVI be held responsible for the escalating scandals over clerical sexual abuse in Europe? Should he be … Continued

Benedict should stay – and clean house

Q:Should Pope Benedict XVI be held responsible for the escalating scandals over clerical sexual abuse in Europe? Should he be … Continued

“Bad” popes and bishops

What do Alexander VI, the Renaissance Borgia pope, and today’s Benedict XVI have in common? No, it’s not a sex … Continued

When Catholic bishops control health care for all of us

Q: U.S. Catholic bishops are defending their direct involvement in congressional deliberations over health-care reform, saying that church leaders have … Continued

Irish Abuse: Asylums and Spirituality

The 2,600-page final report of Ireland’s Commission to Inquire Into Child Abuse reported decades of mistreatment described by commentators as … Continued

Will Obama Save Catholic Schools?

One of the quirks of President Obama is that he appears liberal, but is strikingly pragmatic. This idiosyncrasy may benefit … Continued

Bishops Must Rethink Anti-Abortion Strategy

Northeastern Pennsylvania is the most Catholic part of the United States. According to local experts, 80 percent of the population … Continued

Spinning the Pope

Television spins everything: so do newspapers and commentators. This basic fact of American life carried over to the just concluded … Continued

4 Sale: Bones of the Saints

There’s always strange stuff for sale on eBay—does anybody really need elk antlers?—but some of the strangest is in a … Continued

Dissent is Not Discrimination

In a word, No! That, however, does not mean that some Roman Catholics do not think that discrimination still exists. … Continued