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Synod on the family proves that father still knows best

Grace on the Margins: Can the hierarchy reach a point where they no longer see themselves as parents and the laity as children?


Three Cincinnati priests on leave for misconduct have been laicized

"I hope that this resolution will bring some measure of closure and healing to anyone harmed by these priests," Archbishop Dennis Schnurr of Cincinnati said.



A revised top 10 list

I'm still haunted by a late 1960s survey of American Catholics. Participants were asked just one question: What's the more important law -- love your neighbor, or give up meat on Friday? More than 50 percent...

The biggest unreported synod influence: human experience

Bulletins from the Human Side: The synod fathers realized they could not issue a document that the laity would accept unless its words were true to everyday human experience


The gifts of women en route to Rome

Young Voices: After more than 20 hours of embroidery, a gift from a group of girls and women will head to Rome with their hopes and wishes.


English translation of synod final document -- finally!

NCR Today: The final document of the Synod of Bishops on the family has finally been translated into English and posted to the Vatican's website.


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