Pope Francis has abolished the practice of rewarding priests under the age of 65 with the title of "monsignor." Wonderful! I wholeheartedly support any and all attempts to level the hierarchical structure that encourages both careerism and clericalism in our church.
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- Talk of Latinos' potential political clout dominates La Raza gathering
- Editorial: Pope Francis' exhortation to walk on the margins makes us squirm
- Philippine church takes lead on Francis' environmental encyclical
- Special Section Preview: Social Justice
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