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FaithFeatures
Kaya Oakes
It is crucial that church leaders are trained to be good communicators, which also means being good listeners. This training is especially important for priests, whose communications skills (or lack thereof) often set the tone for a parish.
A smiling religious sister in habit sits to the left of Pope Francis before a crowd of sisters
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Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
“The ideal bishop does not exist,” Sister Reungoat said. But he has to be a shepherd who is “close to the people entrusted to him, he has to know how to involve priests, laity and religious, and people of different generations.”
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Continuing with determination to open up new positions of responsibility for women in the Roman Curia, Pope Francis has appointed three women as members of the Dicastery for Bishops.
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Marilyn Rodrigues, Catholic News Service
Francine Pirola, co-director of the Sydney-based Marriage Resource Center, said the council had produced a “vastly improved” revision of the section of the document on women, which had been the focus of a major disruption July 6.
Archbishop Timothy Costelloe of Perth speaks at the Second Assembly of the Plenary Council of the Australian Catholic church in Sydney July 6, 2022. The meeting was disrupted July 6 after more than 60 of the 277 members staged a protest over issues regarding women in the church, including the defeat of a motion to formalize support for the ordination of women as deacons. (CNS photo/Fiona Basile)
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Marilyn Rodrigues, Catholic News Service
The agenda for the Second Assembly of Australia’s Plenary Council was disrupted July 6 after more than 60 of the 277 members staged a protest over issues regarding women in the church.
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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Pope Francis said he plans to name two women to the committee that helps him choose bishops for the world’s Latin-rite dioceses.