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FaithSigns Of the Times
Kevin Clarke
The pope’s call for Christians to offer an apology to gay and lesbian people, issued during his flight back to Rome from Armenia on June 26, was carefully welcomed by Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego. “I think it opens up a very helpful pathway to dialogue and, hopefully, healing,&rdqu
FaithOf Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.
Statements that refer to “the bishops” often belie a diverse and complex reality.
Retired San Francisco Archbishop John R. Quinn is pictured in a 2001 photo in Washington. He died June 22 at age 88 in San Francisco (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec).
FaithIn All Things
The Editors
The archbishop's articles covered issues as diverse as the priesthood, the legalization of abortion and ministry to gay and lesbian Catholics.
FaithIn All Things
Michael J. O’Loughlin
In many respects, the U.S. Army and the Catholic Church could not be more dissimilar institutions. Both have radically different missions, divergent access to resources, and, seemingly, heterogeneous cultures.
FaithIn All Things
Peter M. J. Stravinskas
Father Ryan contends that the bishops were just “worn down” by the Holy See and so caved in. I disagree.
Avery Dulles
The church must protect the community from harm, but it must also protect the human rights of each individual who may face an accusation.