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Pope Francis asks theologians to ‘demasculinize’ the church
Claire Giangravé - Religion News Service
November 30, 2023
Speaking International Theological Commission at the Vatican, Pope Francis told theologians that "One of the great sins we have witnessed is ‘masculinizing’ the church.”
‘Why do I stay?’ A young Catholic feminist on a church plagued by scandal
November 10, 2023
The ongoing sexual abuse scandal involving the Rev. Marko Rupnik is another reminder of what the church needs to do to deal with this continuing plague.
Podcast: Does the synod threaten bishops’ authority?
Inside the Vatican
November 02, 2023
Catherine Clifford, an ecclesiologist and North American voting member in the Synod on Synodality, joins Colleen Dulle, the host of “Inside the Vatican,” in Rome to discuss the synod's implications for church structures and hierarchy.
Cardinal McElroy: There should never again be a synod without lay people as voting members
October 31, 2023
“We can’t go backward,” Cardinal Robert McElroy told America’s Vatican correspondent Gerard O‘Connell at the end of the first session of the Synod on Synodality.
Cardinal Cupich on the synod, women deacons, giving bishops job reviews and why ‘LGBTQ’ was left out of the final doc
October 29, 2023
Exclusive interview: Cardinal Cupich on the end of the first session of the Synod on Synodality.
Synod Diary: Will synod members get to vote on the final document?
October 24, 2023
What message does it send to women when the first synod to include them as full, voting members opts to forgo an actual vote in favor of approval by applause?
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