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New Study on Religion and Nationality in Central and Eastern Europe

The Pew Research Center has published a new study of religion and national identity in Central and Eastern Europe.

Ars praedicandi: Sunday of the Paralytic

For us, the content of this new, very human life is to really become glorified human beings who are without sin.

First Communion: Questions from an Eastern Christian

an you imagine your Church celebrating the communion of infants who have been fully initiated into the Church?

Palm Sunday and the light of Christ

The part of Rwanda I am currently in has a large population of Congolese immigrants. Several Rwandans have told me that their celebrations are quite different from the Rwandans’. They call the mass the “Congolese Mass,” which got me excited and prompted me to clarify if they meant the Congolese/Zaire Rite.

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Non solum: A Creative Way to Pray the Intercessions

All are invited to say their intentions aloud.

Will Pope Francis Pull It Off?

A conversation with Rocco D’Ambrosio about his book on the challenge of church reform under Pope Francs

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 […]

Pope Francis: Give Without Expectation

The pope asks those who justify not giving to beggars, “What do you do on the sly?”

What Are You Singing This Lent?

Lent must also lead us to experience, celebrate, and live out the grace of God’s mercy, to reveal and see in ourselves the goodness that God sees in us, as in all creation.

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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).