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October 20, 2014

Five Things the Synod Just Did

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All in all, the last two weeks have proven a very Jesuit "way of proceeding," as St. Ignatius Loyola would say. It's what we call "discernment," which includes prayer, as well as much discussion, some division and even some debates.

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Black Hole

What Will The Synod Really Mean For LGBT Catholics?


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Betrayal Of Trust


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