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Vice President in Charge of Revolution

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 04.08.2014 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

For decades I've been moved -- in deep, deep ways -- by things this book is clearly trying to tell me about who we are and how we got that way.

Proud to Be a Cafeteria Catholic

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 03.30.2014 | Religion
Rea Nolan Martin

I know, I know. Shame on me for ordering my doctrine off the a la carte menu when the prix fixe would buy me so much more salvation, right? If only my...

Will the Catholic Church Save Itself From Itself?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 03.15.2014 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Young people at Eastside Catholic High School, a private school in a suburb of Seattle, Washington have taken this Pope's words as infallible, but, unfortunately, the administration under the archdiocese of their school must not have received the memo.

Restored Vatican Frescos Contain Controversial Images

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 11.20.2013 | Religion

ROME (AP) — The Vatican on Tuesday unveiled newly restored frescoes in the Catacombs of Priscilla, known for housing the earliest known image of the...

Will Pope Francis Appoint Female Cardinals?

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 10.18.2013 | Religion

Pope Francis has said repeatedly that he wants to see greater roles for women in the Catholic Church, and some argue that he could take a giant step i...

Liberal Catholics Press Pope Francis

Reuters | Tom Heneghan | Posted 09.26.2013 | Religion

(Reuters) - Liberal Catholics have asked to meet Pope Francis to add their views to talks next week on changes in the Church, hoping the conciliatory ...

100 Year Old Nun Is Still Fighting For Women To Be Priests

Posted 08.28.2013 | Religion

Today is Sister Vivian Ivantic's 100th birthday. She's spent 90 of those years hoping to one day become a priest, and she still holds firm to that con...

Pope Francis on Women Priests: Who Am I to Judge?

Charles Clymer | Posted 09.29.2013 | Comedy
Charles Clymer

The primary message, regardless of phrasing, seems to be that although all genders are equal in the eyes of God, cisgender men are simply more equal than the rest.

Gasp! Virginia Women Ordained As Catholic Priests

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 06.25.2013 | DC

When your religion says you cannot do something because of your gender, do it anyway. At least that is what five Catholic women in Falls Church, Va...

Woman Ordained Priest By Roman Catholic Dissident Group

Reuters | Mary Wisniewski | Posted 04.29.2013 | Religion

(Reuters) - In an emotional ceremony filled with tears and applause, a 70-year-old Kentucky woman was ordained a priest on Saturday as part of a dissi...

Womenpriests Movement Grows Despite Censure

Posted 03.30.2013 | Religion

By Megan O'Neil Religion News Service (RNS) If heading a religious community is a lonely job for any woman, a Catholic Womenpriest might be the lo...

Pope Francis Could Be A Game-Changer

Allan Brawley | Posted 05.25.2013 | Religion
Allan Brawley

Based of what we hear about Pope Francis, there is reason to hope for better days ahead. He seems to be a very good person, in all senses of that word.

What If The New Pope Decided To Become A 'Catholic'?

Gerry Gavin | Posted 05.13.2013 | Religion
Gerry Gavin

Maybe the new pope will realize that to be universal, the church needs to embrace differences and expand love rather than embracing limiting and separatist beliefs.

Excommunicated Female Priest Detained For Vatican Protest

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.13.2013 | Religion

Excommunicated female priest Janice Sevre-Duszynska was reportedly detained by Italian police on Thursday for protesting at the Vatican. Sevre-Dus...

A Catholic Leader Calls For Church Reform

Cara McDonough | Posted 03.20.2013 | Religion
Cara McDonough

Louis DeThomasis is willing to speak out against what he describes as an increasingly inflexible hierarchy, unwilling to bend or even discuss such issues as the droves of young people fleeing the Catholic Church, the difficult questions surrounding sex abuse scandals and ordaining women.

A Male View Of The Female Side Of God

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

When editor Gloria Steinem invited a male to write a cover story for Ms. magazine, I was him.

92 Year Old Priest Punished For Celebrating Mass With Woman

Reuters | Mary Wisniewski | Posted 12.08.2012 | Religion

(Reuters) - A 92-year-old Wisconsin Jesuit has become the latest Catholic priest to be punished by church authorities for celebrating Mass with a woma...

Jaweed Kaleem

Prominent Catholic Newspaper Calls For Vatican To Approve Women Priests | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 12.08.2012 | Religion

In an editorial published Monday morning, a prominent Catholic newspaper endorsed the controversial movement to ordain women priests. Calling the p...

Austrian Dissident Priest Stripped Of Title By Vatican

AP | Posted 11.30.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- An Austrian Roman Catholic dissident priest says the Vatican has stripped him of the right to use the title `'monsignor" in an apparen...

Women vs. The Drowned Hulk

Terence Clarke | Posted 01.14.2013 | Religion
Terence Clarke

The rabidity of the Church's current insistence on certain matters of faith, morals and politics shows its defensive fear -- and its anger at being so ignored by the populace.

Gunning For The Nuns

Michele Somerville | Posted 06.23.2012 | Religion
Michele Somerville

The Vatican is losing the war of public opinion in the pews. It needs to flex its muscles. It needs to create fresh fear.

Pope Slams Priests Who Question Celibacy, Ordination Of Women

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 06.05.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI has denounced priests who have questioned church teaching on celibacy and ordaining women, saying Thursday they...

Female Jet Pilot? Sure. Preacher? No.

Rev. Susan Sparks | Posted 10.12.2011 | Religion
Rev. Susan Sparks

I remember telling a vacation bible school teacher that "I was trying to decide between being a minister or a jet pilot." She smiled and said, "Well, girls can be jet pilots, but God only calls men to preach."

Catholics Push To Allow Women Priests

Posted 09.24.2011 | Religion


At Easter, Church Expels Women's Advocate, Keeps Pedophiles In The Fold

Angela Bonavoglia | Posted 06.21.2011 | Religion
Angela Bonavoglia

Mary's gift to the world is brutally dismissed and diminished by a Church that has declared the fight for her voice, her equality and her empowerment to be a most grave crime.