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Still the Second Sex

Susan M. Shaw | Posted 07.15.2015 | Religion
Susan M. Shaw

While differences on all matter of doctrine abound among Christians, the exclusion of women from ordination isn't simply one more theological difference. Rather, it is a form of misogyny masquerading in the guise of Biblical and theological integrity.

Grim Cancer Diagnosis Couldn't Stop This Man From Fulfilling His Childhood Dream Of Becoming A Priest

Catholic News Service | Rick Musacchio | Posted 09.15.2014 | Religion

SAN ANTONIO (CNS) -- As William Carmona lay gravely ill in a San Antonio hospital bed, he repeatedly questioned his classmates from nearby Assumption ...

The Prodigal Gay Uncle

Domenick Scudera | Posted 07.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Catholic doctrine states that homosexual acts are "intrinsically disordered." As I came to a more mature awareness of my homosexuality, there were always people claiming that they learned love from Christ, yet they built a wall between gays and Jesus.

Pope Francis's Opportunity to Heal

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.29.2013 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

We are "gravely disordered," "afflicted with evil tendencies," our relationships constitute a "troubling moral and social phenomenon," and "a destruction of God's work," which "threatens human dignity and the future of humanity itself," but the Church somehow deeply respects us?

Invoking God's Great Name

Rabbi Aaron Alexander | Posted 07.22.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Aaron Alexander

We praise you, God, for providing a world in which the only true hierarchy begins with you and immediately ends, equally, with each one of us. In here, out there, everywhere.

Presbyterian Church Ordains First Openly Gay Minister

AP | By DINESH RAMDE | Posted 12.08.2011 | Religion

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. -- More than two decades after Scott Anderson told his California congregation that he was gay and therefore must resign as its past...

New Priests Offer Hope

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 07.06.2011 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

A list of those being ordained priests this spring elicits hope and joy. Almost 500 men, from age 25 to 63, constitute the class of 2011 and embody what we need in the priesthood.

Vatican, Chinese Catholics Clash Over New Bishop

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Francis Wong Religion News Service HONG KONG -- Vatican and Hong Kong cardinals criticized the official Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association for...

Voices Carry -- Lay Catholics, Priests Challenge Bishops on Abortion, Ordination

Angela Bonavoglia | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Angela Bonavoglia

The Catholic Church's commitment to excommunicating anyone who expresses support for the ordination of women is another manifestation of the church's continued demonization of women.