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The synod on the family and 'the grace of self-doubt'

Grace on the Margins: Church leaders are convinced they know the truth about the realities of LGBT people; LGBT people can only claim to have an opinion.


Pope Francis to Jews: We're all under attack now

Christians are suffering the same "savage attacks" once suffered by Jews, Pope Francis told a delegation of prominent Jewish leaders.


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U.S. denominations, key Catholic bishop advocate for open Internet

More than a dozen religious bodies, including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, argued in a joint letter to the Federal Communications Commission that the Internet must remain available to all without "...

Doctrinal wars? Both sides fire over Communion for divorced, remarried

The synod on the family will not open until Oct. 5, but some of its members are already debating one of its most controversial topics.


Summer is over, but midsummer madness continues in the church

Bulletins from the Human Side: Midsummer madness should be a liturgical season in the three-ring circus of the official church, which is not necessarily the People of God.


Francis, the comic strip

The Francis Chronicles: It seems that Pope Francis himself has recognized the humor inherent in being pope. "Francis," the strip, picks up on that cue.


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September 12-25, 2014


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