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Avery Dulles on women and the priesthood (from 1996)
May 24, 2019
Responses to 10 of the principal objections that are commonly raised against the Catholic Church's teaching on the ordination of women.
Arts & Culture
Of Many Things
Reading for fun: introducing our Spring Books 2019 issue
James T. Keane
April 26, 2019
Books for every kind of reader are featured in our Spring Books special literary issue.
Pope Francis: ‘Build bridges, not walls’
March 31, 2019
Aboard the papal plane, Francis spoke with reporters about the need to build solidarity, not barriers.
Explainer: Why doesn’t Pope Francis want people to kiss his ring?
Eric Sundrup, S.J.
March 26, 2019
Some background to the kerfuffle over Pope Francis and kissing the papal ring.
Arts & Culture
Popes in fiction: What do they say about us?
Jon M. Sweeney
February 11, 2019
When it comes to writing fiction about the papacy, we imagine the popes we want—most of the time.
Faith and Reason
Pope Francis on capital punishment: a closer look
August 17, 2018
Did Pope Francis depart from Scripture and tradition in declaring the death penalty "inadmissible"? Or was his declaration rooted deeply in both?
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