With a growing shortage of priests, some Catholic parishes are thinking creatively about alternative models of pastoral ministry. Meet Elizabeth Simcoe, a lay woman appointed by her bishop to run St. Vincent de Paul parish in Albany, NY. It's a demanding job that requires strong leadership and the ability to collaborate and listen. It's about being "pastoral" which isn't an attitude reserved only for ordained priests.
Fr. Bryan Massingale, professor of theological ethics at Fordham University, joins Matt Malone, S.J., to discuss yesterday's attack on the nation's capital.
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The hiddenness of St. Joseph's life can speak to those overwhelmed by the pandemic. Fr. James Martin, SJ, reflects on why St. Joseph is the saint we need as enter into a new year.
As the Covid-19 vaccine becomes available in the United States and other countries, some Catholics have challenged the moral legitimacy of these vaccines. Dr. Moira McQueen, executive director of the Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute, explains why the vaccines do not pose a moral dilemma for Catholics and why Catholics (and all people) should get vaccinated.