Category Archives: In the News

Daily articles related to progressive Catholic perspectives.

‘Humanae Vitae’ Dissenters Need to Find a Voice

The number of practicing Catholics who actively use contraception is the best kept secret in the world today.  We Americans stand by while the USCCB attacks Obamacare and demands that the option of free contraception be eliminated for literally every … Continue reading

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Faithful Filibuster: A Vigil Under the Dark Clouds of Washington

| by Jim Wallis | October 10, 2013 | Huffington Post | On Wednesday afternoon, a small group of faith leaders stood in a chilly rain, outside the Capitol, and began to read all the 2,000 verses in the Bible … Continue reading

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The Holy See, the United Nations and Women’s Rights

Tina Beattie describes theology on her blog as “The best theology is what we do when we stop doing theology and start living.  Anything we write under the name of ‘theology’ flows from the life that is fully lived in … Continue reading

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With Impunity For Bishops, The Cover-ups Continue

| by The Editorial Staff | October 9, 2013 | NCR Online | In June 2012, Fr. Curtis Wehmeyer was removed as a pastor, after the St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese received a complaint of child sexual abuse against him. The archdiocese … Continue reading

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Lapsed, but Listening

| by Timothy Egan | October 10, 2013 | New York Times | Just days before he got the diagnosis of the cancer that would kill him in 2011, Christopher Hitchens was flinging word bolts at pilgrims while promoting his … Continue reading

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Francis’ ‘Older Son’ Problem

| by John L. Allen Jr.  |  October 11, 2013 | NCR Online | If a Las Vegas casino had opened a betting line eight months ago on the likelihood that within a year the most popular figure on the planet would be … Continue reading

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Role of the U.S. Catholic Bishops in the Shutdown: Holding Government Funding Hostage

| Bilgrimage | October 10, 2013 | In an editorial just uploaded to its website, America rightly deplores the effects of the shutdown of government on working people and people living on the margins of the American socioeconomic system. The editorial notes that … Continue reading

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Street Pope – Francis & the Pastoral Rhetoric of Invitation

| William L. Portier | October 7, 2013 | Commonweal | Decretal letters, encyclicals, apostolic exhortations, allocutions, apostolic constitutions, the motu proprio, papal homilies, and addresses we have had in abundance over the past two hundred years. We have also had radio addresses, tweets, … Continue reading

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New-look synod on marriage is first fruit of G-8

| by John L. Allen Jr.  |  October 8, 2013 | NCR Today | A first fruit from the Oct. 1-3 meeting of the pope’s new Council of Cardinals is already clear, with announcement of the theme for the next Synod of … Continue reading

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Sex, Doubt, and the Pope

| by Gary Gutting | October 6, 2013 | The Stone | Many liberal Catholics have been encouraged by Pope Francis’s comments about sexual ethics in a recent interview. His general point was that these are lesser matters, not to be … Continue reading

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