The Dispatch

The Amazon synod and priestly celibacy

July 18, 2019 Russell Shaw 12

In just three months a relative handful of bishops meeting in Rome is expected to reach a decision with potentially momentous consequences for the entire Western Church. The bishops will be participants in a long-awaited […]

The Dispatch

Why I am staying Catholic

February 28, 2019 Russell Shaw 31

This column is being written on the eve of a much-publicized summit meeting of bishops from around the world whom Pope Francis has summoned to Rome to discuss the sex abuse scandal but will appear […]