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What does Jesus really say about marriage and divorce?

NCR Today: The Scripture passage most often cited by opponents of Cardinal Walter Kasper's proposal on divorce and remarriage is not as clear-cut as it appears.


Time for bishops to imitate Francis on consulting priests and laity

Faith and Justice: Now that the synod process has moved to the local level, will the bishops emulate Francis and encourage open discussion in their dioceses?



A revised top 10 ten 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...

Women Religious

'Power of Sisterhood' illustrates sisters' journey through apostolic visitation

On Dec. 22, 2008, the Vatican Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life announced an apostolic visitation to investigate the lives of sisters in the United States. This...

Vatican monsignor pressured to return church valuables that went missing on his watch

"During his 20 years as pastor in a town on the outskirts of Turin, many paintings, statues, furniture and other objects have been lost and then found in private homes."


Habitat for Humanity receives funding for two more Pope Francis houses

All three Habitat for Humanity homes in honor of Francis were funded by the same anonymous donor with a seed donation of approximately $50,000 each.


Olive harvest at Garden of Gethsemane unites faithful with Christ

Eco Catholic: Since 1681, Franciscan fathers have tended to eight of what are believed to be the oldest olive trees in the Holy Land.


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