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San Francisco priest bars altar girls, sparks another controversy

"If the Catholic Church ordained women, altar girls would make sense, but the Catholic priesthood is a male charism."

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Divorced Catholics and The New York Times

Just Catholic: The New York Times paints a cold, hard picture of the church. But the church can fairly easily end a marriage for substantial or administrative reasons. 

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People

Joseph Grilliot, generous, loving father, enters eternal life

I am mourning the loss and celebrating the new life of a great friend, Joseph Grilliot, who passed into eternal life Jan. 27th at his home in Roeland Park, KS with his son, Marvin, his wife, Rachel, and a loving...

Spirituality

It ain't your baby

Soul Seeing: I was standing in a shabby, windowless office, trying to convince Lucia to give up her baby. What right did I have to do this? What was I doing here?

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.

Francis changes pallium ceremony in nod to decentralization

New archbishops will be formally invested with their palliums in their archdiocese instead of at the Vatican.

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Morning Briefing

NCR Today: 'Thorn Birds' author dies; sex abuse scandal in Spain widens; South Africa's first saint; breast-feeding in church.

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Pope to dads: Play with your kids, be strong, loving, moral role models

The Francis Chronicles: When their lives are all work and no play, men turn their children into "orphans" who lack a father to guide them, Pope Francis said.

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