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QUOTE TO NOTE: Stop Church Teachings that Kill, Says Sr. Margaret Farley

Mercy Sr. Margaret Farley, the theological ethicist who wrote Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics, said the church has “not gone far enough” on gender equality because “we still hear the cries of women, through the centuries and today.” 224 more words


freecatholic808 reblogged this on Dawn Morais and commented:

The women religious continue to demonstrate more leadership, vision and honesty than the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Where are the bishops as the Senate plots in secret to deny healthcare to millions?

As U.S. Bishops Strengthen Religious Liberty Committee, What Does This Mean for LGBT Equality?

U.S. bishops voted last week to strengthen their committee on religious liberty. What might this vote mean for the bishops’ engagement with LGBT rights?

Meeting in Indianapolis, the U.S. 779 more words


15 Years Later: Progress, Prayer, Penance

June 2017 marks the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. While the Catholic Church has made positive steps since then, the painful memory should not be forgotten. 681 more words

Deacon Marques Silva

Love of Neighbor: Immigrants, Refugees, and National Security

Being on summer vacation, and having being situated in Washington D.C. I have the opportunity to contemplate the reality that surrounds me and I reflect upon my resolve to make a congruent response to those who are placed on my path. 1,165 more words


Altar Serving and the Ordination Class of 2017

Every year Georgetown’s Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) conducts a survey of ordinands for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. This year 590 ordinands to the priesthood were sent the survey; of these, 444 (or 75 percent) responded. 451 more words


LGBT Response: Adult Ed Resources - 11 May 2017

Due to the sensitivity of this week’s topic, I wanted to take a little bit more time in selecting the texts, it was indeed a very difficult task. 164 more words