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What We Mean When We Speak of Tradition in the Church

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 04.20.2014 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Tradition is of great significance to Catholics. But what is meant by "Tradition" in a Church that is now 2000-years-old? When we speak of Tradition, we must speak of historical process.

The Married Apostles and What They Mean Today

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 08.20.2013 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Will we see the rules on celibacy changed? If Pope Francis makes this choice, he would merely be returning the Church to one of its oldest, deepest practices.

The Search for the Historical Paul: What Paul Thought About Women

John Dominic Crossan | Posted 10.11.2011 | Religion
John Dominic Crossan

The historical Paul is being pulled -- kicking and screaming -- away from Christianity's radical past and into Christianity's Roman future. As with owner and slave so also with male and female.