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Spokane diocese and law firm reach resolution, avoid trial

The Washington diocese and the law firm it sued for malpractice over the handling of a $48 million sex abuse settlement and bankruptcy plan have settled out of court.


Everyone wins when black lives matter

At the Intersection: The least valued people in society are again the ones working hardest for the humanity of all of us.


Faith & Parish

San Francisco's Bishop Robert McElroy: Francis' vision restores inclusion to church

Pope Francis in his pastoral theology of mercy and inclusion is moving the church away from an ecclesiastical vision of "smaller but purer" to a church that embraces the wounded and frail, San Francisco...


Boston bombing jury excludes some Catholics

As the quest for a jury in the Boston Marathon bombing trial approaches its fourth week, some of the area's 2 million Roman Catholics are growing frustrated with criteria that effectively disqualify followers of...


First female bishop ordained in Church of England amid ongoing controversies

More than 1,000 people watched as Uganda-born Archbishop of York John Sentamu, laid hands on the Rev. Libby Lane on Monday, making her the eighth bishop of Stockport and the first woman bishop in the Church of...


Follow me

The book of Jonah is one of the Hebrew Scriptures' most significant writings. But since many of us don't recognize its literary genre, we miss the theology the author's trying to convey.


Women Religious

Waking up the world as young women religious

Global Sisters Report: As 21 sisters under the age of 40 gathered for the annual Giving Voice 20s/30s retreat, I wished I could bottle up the moment.

Learning to 'get real' with Pope Francis

A Roman Observer: How you interpret Humanae Vitae is essential to understanding what Pope Francis "really meant" in his recent remarks on having children. He said so himself.


Fr. Richard McBrien, theologian and church expert, dies at 78

Fr. Richard McBrien, a scholar of distinction as well as a popular interpreter of the Catholic church to the wider world, died early Sunday morning. He was 78.


Dick McBrien, free at last

Bulletins from the Human Side: Fr. Richard McBrien is free at last of time's unforgiving grip and at home in the eternal with which he was so familiar.


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