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Jimmy Carter

Censured priest, Carter support CTA

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About 1,000 progressive Catholics gathered here to discuss Catholic church reform at Call to Action's 2014 national conference, and a popular speaker was Irish Redemptorist Fr. Tony Flannery.

Flannery drew such a large crowd for his Nov. 8 morning presentation that it had to be moved to a bigger space. CTA's conference, which ran Nov. 7-9, was the 11th spot on Flannery's 18-stop U.S. tour, sponsored by 12 Catholic reform movements.

Jimmy Carter on 'Interfaith Voices'

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Recently, I had the privilege of interviewing former President Jimmy Carter on "Interfaith Voices" about his new book on women: A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power.

During the interview, I asked him about his view of Pope Francis and if he would be willing to dialogue with him on the question of women's rights, including the possibility of ordaining women as priests in the Roman Catholic church.  He is more than willing.

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