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The shift of power away from the hierarchy of bishops "will break the neck of the church," the cardinal said.
A woman holds a sign reading “Women for Deacons” as Pope Francis leads his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Nov. 6, 2019.
FaithFaith in Focus
Anna Keating
Many people who oppose the idea of women as deacons fear that the potential candidates aren’t faithful Catholics. That couldn’t be further from the truth.
Robert W. McElroy
Having begun the process of synodality, we should not let the process go dormant until after the pope’s apostolic exhortation on the universal synod is released in 2024.
FaithFaith and Reason
James T. Keane
One year into a three-year global synodal process, we should not expect hot-button issues and their promoters to vanish, nor for public disagreements among Catholics to cease.
A thin golden crucifix over a black background.
FaithFaith in Focus
Mark Joseph Williams
By listening we all walk together. Along the route of life we must encourage forgiveness but not exoneration.
Bishop Cipollini prays with the faithful during a 'missionary pastoral visit' to São Caetano do Sul, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, in September 2016. Photo courtesy: Diocese of Santo André
Filipe Domingues
“It is clericalism that prevents the church today from being missionary,” Bishop Cipollini said. “I have great hope that the synod on synodality can make clericalism collapse—perhaps not entirely, but at least in its major strongholds.”