A Letter to a Priest in Crisis

October 28, 2021 Conor Dugan 18

A number of years ago, my spiritual director, a priest, went on a leave of absence because of various troubles. He was considering leaving the priesthood. I wrote a heartfelt letter to offer my thoughts […]

The Dispatch

“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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The Amazon synod and priestly celibacy

July 18, 2019 Russell Shaw 15

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 […]