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No More Lay Preachers in Rochester

The march toward great orthodoxy and unity in the Church continues. After some 40 years of violating Church law, the diocese of Rochester will no longer allow the laity to usurp priests and deacons in preaching homilies at Mass. 269 more words

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Why I'm not all 'for' gay marriage...

Let me open up with this – no, I am not a rampant homophobe who believes that gays should be stoned for loving someone of the same sex. 389 more words

Russian Orthodox Church Statement on Church of England Decision to Allow Women to Serve as Bishops

The Orthodox Church News:

The Russian Orthodox Church has been alarmed and disappointed to learn about the decision of the Church of England to admit women to the episcopate, since the centuries-old relationships between our two Churches had shown possibilities for the Orthodox to recognize the existence of apostolic succession in Anglicanism.

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Catholicism & The Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014 - The Problem...

Celebrating the Gift in Sport

Pope Francis gives blessing to Glasgow conference

 Pope Francis has sent his good wishes and prayers to athletes and theologians gathering for a conference in Glasgow on the eve of the Commonwealth Games. 452 more words

Struggle Amid Progress: To Be LGBTQ in Foster Care

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Sara Sugar/City LimitsStephanie, who identifies as pansexual, has a 19-year-old sister who came out as transgender a year ago. Stephanie says that neither she nor her sister have received support or encouragement from their adoptive mother. 1,102 more words

Here I am, Lord

This weekend at the Steubenville Conference in Atlanta was absolutely amazing. I’m still processing everything that I encountered last weekend. Throughout the duration of the event, we were surrounded by about 1,300 people in the Gwinette Center. 623 more words

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Cardinal Kasper on the ministry of Bishops, and the unity of the Church

The following address was given by Cardinal Kasper, the great Catholic ecumenist, at an assembly of bishops of the Church of England in 2006. He spoke at the invitation of the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams. 4,399 more words