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Matt Malone, S.J.
Senator John F. Kennedy walked into the grand ballroom of Houston’s Rice Hotel with one goal: to put to rest the notion that a Roman Catholic should not be elected president of the United States. It was September 1960, and many Americans were wary of electing a Catholic. Most non-Catholics vie
FaithFeatures
Willard F. Jabusch
By now it is clear to anyone interested in the Catholic Church that there are no longer enough priests to celebrate Mass in many parishes.
A cross outside the U.S. bishops' Office of Child and Youth Protection is covered with photos and prayers for the victims of clergy sexual abuse. U.S. dioceses and religious orders received 505 new credible allegations of child sex abuse by clergy in 2010, a slight decrease from the previous year and a significant drop from the 1,092 new allegations reported in 2004, according to a report released April 11, 2011, by the U.S. bishops' conference (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)
Politics & SocietyFeatures
Stephen J. Rossetti
Child sexual abuse, in the priesthood and in society at large, is a complex issue that does not admit of simple understandings or simple solutions.
FaithFeatures
Donald Cozzens
A generation has elapsed since the close of the Second Vatican Council, and the church has underscored the council’s extraordinary ecclesial and historical significance by beatifying, this Sept. 3, Pope John XXIII. At the same time, however, the beatification of Pope Pius IX highlighted the ti
FaithNews Analysis
James Martin, S.J.
Facing the challenges and accepting the gifts offered by homosexual priests in the Catholic Church
FaithFeatures
James Martin, S.J.
From 2000: In a "multicultural" society shouldn’t anti-Catholicism be a dead issue?