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‘The availability of online church is a mixed blessing.’
FaithVatican Dispatch
María Lía Zervino
An open letter to Pope Francis from a woman on the eighth anniversary of his papacy
Molly Cahill
On March 8—International Women’s Day—Arturo Sosa, S.J., the superior general of the Jesuits, announced the creation of the Commission on the Role and Responsibilities of Women in the Society of Jesus.
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James Martin, S.J.
The mystery of the Triune God goes beyond the confines of sex or gender.
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With a growing shortage of priests, some Catholic parishes are thinking creatively about alternative models of pastoral ministry. Meet Elizabeth Simcoe, a lay woman appointed by her bishop to run St. Vincent de Paul parish in Albany, NY. It's a demanding job that requires strong leadership and the ability to collaborate and listen. It's about being "pastoral" which isn't an attitude reserved only for ordained priests.

FaithFaith in Focus
Simcha Fisher
Here is a little story about how I left the church, sort of, and then came slouching back home, more or less.