The Field Hospital: There's hope for Catholics seeking newly-ordained priests galvanized by Pope Francis. It just might take a while, says Franciscan Sr. Katarina Schuth.
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Updated: The presidential candidate is set to speak Friday afternoon in a presentation titled "The Urgency of a Moral Economy: Reflections on the 25th Anniversary of Centesimus Annus."
Reading 'Amoris Laetitia': Couples married and planning to marry should start with Chapter 4; Moral theologians start with Chapter 8.
Distinctly Catholic: I want to push back against some of the prebuttals to Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation and discuss what we can anticipate.
Thinking about Francis: A recent interview by Pope Emeritus Benedict and a speech by Cardinal Peter Turkson underscore Pope Francis' "hermeneutic of reform."
The Field Hospital: Fr. Mark Doherty says clericalism is no more present among today's younger clergy than it is among clergy of the baby-boomer generation.
Fr. Hans Küng: This request is made "not in order to destroy but to build up the church."
Faith and Justice: The papal apostolic exhortation in response to the Synod of Bishops on the family is expected to have some reference to the “internal forum” as a solution to the pastoral problems of divorced and remarried Catholics.
Faith and Justice: I have some sympathy with what conservatives are experiencing today because I went through a similar experience in the late 1960s.
Augustinian Fr. Gabriel Daly said that the 1968 papal encyclical had never been accepted by the church at large. Daly also condemned the church over its treatment of women.