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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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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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Called out of the priesthood?

June 17, 2019 Fr. Charles Fox 102

Father Jonathan Morris, a priest of the Archdiocese of New York and former member of the Legionaries of Christ, recently has attracted a great deal of attention by publicly announcing his decision to petition for […]