"If the Catholic Church ordained women, altar girls would make sense, but the Catholic priesthood is a male charism."
A small c catholic: A recent experience of reading the Book of Judith convinces me that Catholics and Protestants alike might do well to learn of and from these writings.
Grace on the Margins: No week is ever a good week for women’s equality in the Roman Catholic church. But last week was particularly grim.
NCR Today: Is it possible Cardinal Raymond Burke says these things just to watch the response from the good folks at NCR and from women around the world?
Cardinal Raymond Burke also blamed gay clergy for the church's sexual abuse crisis, saying "feminized" priests were the ones who molested children.
Controversy over family issues and the ongoing serach for peace in the Middle East were just some highlights of Vatican news in 2014.
The rise of the so-called Islamic State dominated headlines in 2014 as the group sowed death and destruction across Iraq and Syria.
Faith and Justice: If the Catholic church's legal procedures were followed in civil society, they would be condemned as contrary to due process.
Bulletins from the Human Side: The object of religion is the imagination, that font of our understanding our deepest possibilities, something Cardinal Burke fails to grasp.
NCR Today: USCCB struggles to find footing; anniversary of Sr. Jeannine Gramick film; North Carolina cathedral adds Spanish Mass; Colbert and his Southern Catholic charism