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Married Priests

Catholic, Orthodox Bishops Push For More Married Priests

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 06.11.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) Top Catholic and Orthodox church officials in North America are calling on the Vatican to let married men become priests in Eastern rit...

Italian Women In Love Beg Pope Francis To End Priest Celibacy

Reuters | Philip Pullella | Posted 07.19.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY, May 19 (Reuters) - Twenty-six women who say they are in love with Roman Catholic priests have written to Pope Francis urging him to ma...

Major Catholic Leader Opens Door To Gay Inclusion 'Without Taboo'

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.15.2014 | Religion

A senior bishop in the Catholic Church made a strong statement in favor of reform on Tuesday, telling the Florence-based La Nazione newspaper that lea...

Pope Francis Addresses Issue Of Married Priests

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 04.25.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Pope Francis likes to say that he prefers to raise questions rather than issue edicts or change doctrine, and he has certainly generated plenty ...

Married Dad Ordained Maronite Catholic Priest

AP | JIM SALTER | Posted 02.28.2014 | Religion

ST. LOUIS (AP) — For the first time in nearly a century, a married priest has been ordained by the Maronite Catholic Church in the United States —...

Congregation Shocked By Reason For Priest's Resignation

Posted 10.01.2013 | Religion

The former Fr. Dean McFalls just became a father in the literal sense, as the Stockton, Calif., priest announced last Sunday that he is resigning as p...

Papal Secretary Of State's Surprising Remarks On Celibacy

Posted 09.10.2013 | Religion

Archbishop Pietro Parolin, the new Secretary of State of the Vatican, made some surprisingly frank remarks about priestly celibacy that may indicate a...

Married Priests Are 'Africanizing Christianity,' Want Their Own Pope

Religion News Service | Fredrick Nzwili | Posted 08.13.2013 | Religion

NAIROBI, KENYA (RNS) Schismatic Roman Catholic priests, who left the church to claim their right to marry, are now asking for an “African pope” to...

Advice for Pope Francis as He Heads to Rio

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 09.09.2013 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

Matthew Fox offers advice to Pope Francis on dozens of hot-button issues that were mostly silenced by Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI. Imagine an issue that you might care about and it is here. Birth control. Pre-marital sex. Ordaining women. Looking to more than the Bible and Church tradition (nature, science, creative arts, imagination) for God's revelation.

Colbert For Pope

James Heffernan | Posted 04.13.2013 | Religion
James Heffernan

No man of our time resembles Saint Stephen more than Stephen Colbert, a staunch Roman Catholic with a devoted following of young people deeply inspired by his eloquent advocacy of strictly conservative values and Christian faith.

Priest Who Found Love Now Searches For Work

Religion News Service | Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion

WILMINGTON, N.C. (RNS) While burning through their savings looking for jobs, Gerry Murphy and Andrea Kanelopoulos-Murphy and their two young children ...