Commentary: Several statements in a recent blog post by Michael Sean Winters show some misunderstandings about the relationship between the church and reforms of Vatican II.
Faith & Parish
Speakers from a local interfaith spirituality center, including two Dominican sisters, and materials from the center are banned from the Madison diocese's parishes and schools.
In the battle to defeat the culture of death and preserve Christian values throughout the Americas, Christians need to adopt the "unconventional weapons" of Our Lady of Guadalupe: love and prayer, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore told participants at a Vatican congress.
Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver, who led a small group discussion Monday at the congress marking the 15th anniversary of the Synod of Bishops for America, told the same participants that an encounter with Christ, through Mary, is essential for ensuring a "transformation of culture."
To counteract the widespread perception that women don't have a vital role in the church, Catholics need to learn more about the historical importance of women in ministry and retell those stories to younger generations, said a prominent U.S. Catholic speaker.
Catholics need "to take these young people, sometimes adults, under our wing and talk about these things and share our own life story of ministry," said Vicki Thorn.
NCR 1992: Peter Hebblethwaite, NCR’s Vatican Affairs Writer, profiles Saginaw, Mich., Bishop Ken Untener,
The Cardinal Newman Society defines its mission as helping "strengthen Catholic identity," but college and university presidents criticize the society.
A new matching grant fund established by the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston aims to help address "the grief and anguish of the poor among us," especially the children living in poverty, said Bishop Michael J. Bransfield.
Announcing the fund at a Nov. 29 news conference, he said it will provide matching grants for parishes, schools and agencies in the diocese that wish to implement local programs and outreach to address issues he identified in a pastoral letter he issued in early November.
We say: Barring women from ordination to the Catholic priesthood is an injustice that cannot be allowed to stand. The call to the priesthood is a gift from God.
Analysis: A year ago, the Catholic church began to use the missal. No one revolted, but can we call it a success?
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