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LGBT Catholics hope that synod on family will lead to welcome for all

Opinion: LGBT Catholics love for the synod to accept same-sex marriages, but they are realistic enough to believe this will not happen. They are thinking of future generations.

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Helping others, especially the poor and the four-legged, a joy for pastor

Conversations with Sr. Camille: Fr. Francis Shannon ministers to a poor parish in New York City, but he works to emulate Jesus' attitude toward everyone -- especially animals.

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Global

Vatican official says UN framework is best way to fight terrorism

The United Nations' framework provides the "only viable way" of dealing with the global nature of modern terrorism "which knows no borders," the Vatican's secretary of state told the U.N. General Assembly on...

Spirituality

The Hidden Face: Thérèse of Lisieux

Celebration Publications: Thérèse of Lisieux, in her brief but intense contemplative life, brought the flame of divine love to earth in her own heart. It was the one offering she had, and she...

Women Religious

Benedictine Sr. Christine Vladimiroff dies

Global Sisters Report: Benedictine Sr. Christine Vladimiroff refused to follow a Vatican order to prohibit Sr. Joan Chittister from speaking at a conference advocating women's ordination.

Upcoming Synod of Bishops is about more than just marriage and family

A Roman Observer: For his first column, Robert Mickens, a longtime Vatican observer, tells us what to expect when the synod on the family opens this weekend.

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Benedictine Sr. Christine Vladimiroff dies

Global Sisters Report: Benedictine Sr. Christine Vladimiroff refused to follow a Vatican order to prohibit Sr. Joan Chittister from speaking at a conference advocating women's ordination....

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Lack of priests continues to close parishes, yet there is still no discussion

Editor's perspective: As parish after parish closes, all ecclesial authorities seem to do is wring their hands and pray that more men answer the call to a celibate priesthood.

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