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“What a Bishop Might Want to Know” – and What Pope Francis Knows

“The young bishop gained a reputation for charm and humor; he became a frequently sought-out speaker for any function, secular or religious.”

Bishop of Feldkirch, Austria, on Discussing Married Priests

“One can, and indeed should, discuss all things.”

Shared Ministry and Divine Grace: Restoring the Diaconate in Orthodoxy

Note: This essay was first published by Public Orthodoxy, a blog of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University, on March 7, 2016. Republished with permission. The Orthodox world is buzzing with the recent news report on the ordination of deaconesses in the Patriarchate of Alexandria. To the best of our knowledge, the ordination […]

Breaking News: Pope Francis on Liturgical Music

Some brief comments on Pope Francis’ address to the participants of a congress on liturgical music.

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German Theologians – Citing Ratzinger et al. – Call for Married Priests

Among those behind the 1970 proposal were now-cardinals Walter Kasper and Karl Lehmann, and theologian Joseph Ratzinger (later Pope Benedict XVI).

Vatican Cardinal Open to Female Deacons

“The historical tradition is very complex.”

Trouble in Charlotte

What would you do, if faced with a similar situation?

Bishop of Rockford Sets a Curb on Use of the Extraordinary Form

Is Bishop Malloy’s letter an abrogation of Summorum Pontificum? Or is it simply an exercise of pastoral governance in his diocese?

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New Habits for the New Year?: Updated

“We wanted to go back to the essence of the message of the habit: we are one with the people around us.”

Leonardo Boff Interview: “Pope Francis is One of Us”

Pope Francis told Boff not to send the requested materials for Laudato Si’ directly to him, because Vatican underlings would grab it and it wouldn’t get to him.