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FaithFaith and Reason
Terrance Klein
It is tempting to want to change the words of the 2011 Roman Missal. But we shouldn't—part of the point of ritual is its seeming changelessness.
A teacher at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School in Henderson, Ky., helps third-grade students with a reading lesson on March 28, 2019. A new document from the Vatican Congregation on Education states that Catholic schools and parents must help teach children that gender is fixed from birth. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
FaithFaith and Reason
David Cloutier
The Vatican’s document on “gender theory” is bound to create further conflict, writes David Cloutier of the Catholic University of America, but it exposes the confusion around the differences between nature and choice, and between respect and affirmation.
FaithFaith and Reason
Susan Bigelow Reynolds
We do not join with one another to be politically correct or to celebrate diversity. We do so because we believe that salvation is communal.
FaithFaith and Reason
Thomas P. Rausch
The work of IOTA could help move the ecumenical movement forward. IOTA plans to meet every four years, on the model of the Olympics. It could become a blessing for all the church.
FaithFaith and Reason
Emil A. Wcela
What do Catholics think about the translation of the Mass we are now using?
FaithFaith and Reason
Louis J. Cameli
For celibate priests, there are three specific and essential elements of formation for sustaining their commitment: They need a meaningful reason for celibacy, they need skills for celibate living, and they need a supportive community.