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The bullies and that book

January 29, 2020 George Weigel 28

Immediately after news broke on January 12 that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Cardinal Robert Sarah had written a book on the crisis of the priesthood in the 21st-century Church, online hysteria erupted—which rather underscored […]

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“Celibacy isn’t the problem”

October 16, 2019 Mary Jo Anderson 10

October 16—The general congregation of the Pan-Amazonian Synod was suspended for a day to permit participants to work in circoli minori, small groups divided by language. Following 10 days of statements, interventions, and presentations by […]

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Newman, Defender of the Faith

September 25, 2019 Russell Shaw 5

“In your opinion, what is the best book of Catholic apologetics?” Although that question, put to me unexpectedly several years ago by someone I was chatting with, took me by surprise, I didn’t have to […]