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Cardinal Sean O’Malley gave quite the interview on 60 minutes.

Here is one of the most interesting parts:

In an interview with “60 Minutes” on CBS that producers said took more than a year for them to persuade him to do, O’Malley seemed troubled by reporter Norah O’Donnell’s question as to whether the exclusion of women from the Church hierarchy was “immoral.”

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The Church: Two Views

I’ve had a lot of interesting (and sometimes intense) conversations of late about the Synod, the Church’s teaching on moral (usually sexual) matters. Shouldn’t the Church allow divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Communion? 881 more words


Pope Francis: Infallibility Doesn’t Make Him Right


When the Bishops returned from the Synod it was clear that rather than building consensus the meeting revealed deep divisions among them on some issues of Catholic social teaching.  1,352 more words


The meaning of being Catholic

The life of Saint Edmund Campion gives us some profound food for thought on what it means to be Catholic.


The Saints Of God/The Divine Truth

Zig Zagging With Pope Francis

Did you hear what Pope Francis said about marriage over the weekend?

When you think he is going to zig, he zags. 

Two weeks ago the media was reporting with breathless anticipation that the Synod of Bishops on the family was on the cusp of changing the Catholic teaching on marriage to allow for same sex unions.  747 more words


Handing Jesus the Loaves

For the last five years, I have read everything Catholic that I can. Mostly I read the Catechism and Papal Documents. Thanks to the Interwebs it is pretty easy to read any number of things written or said by any given Pope at any given time in History. 1,599 more words


Marriage, Smarriage

In Ross Douthat’s column in yesterday’s N.Y. Times (“Why I Am A Catholic”) Mr. Douthat shared, amongst other things, why he supports the Catholic Church’s take on marriage, including “What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” The Catholic Church is not big on divorces, apparently. 611 more words