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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 […]

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The Paralyzed Church

June 21, 2019 Dr. Adam A. J. DeVille 23

The Church is paralyzed today. Last November’s meeting of the USCCB, the recent papal motu proprio (which I discussed here), and now this month’s USCCB meeting have all demonstrated an exhaustion of episcopal imagination, which […]