Faith: Catholic

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    Sister Maureen Fiedler, host of the public radio program “Interfaith Voices,” asks if lurking among the papal candidates there is “a pope who will look at the human equality of all persons, including men and women.” More

    February 15, 2013 | Comments

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    “I look forward to seeing who our next Holy Father is and how he is going to move the church into the future,” says Maureen Ferguson, senior policy advisor for the Catholic Association. More

    February 14, 2013 | Comments

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    Haris Tarin, director of the Washington, DC office of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, says Pope Benedict XVI was outspoken on Syria, preemptive war, human rights abuses, and Middle East peace, and he leaves behind an overall legacy of “quite a positive interaction” between Christians and Muslims. More

    February 14, 2013 | Comments

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    This Catholic theologian says the church needs a new pope who is a man of the world with pastoral sensitivity, someone who will “walk in the shoes of Peter.” More

    February 14, 2013 | Comments

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    We spoke with Catholics about their reaction to the news that Pope Benedict will step down at the end of February and what they hope to see in his successor.

    February 13, 2013 | Comments

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    Christopher Ruddy, associate professor of historical and systematic theology at the Catholic University in Washington, DC, suggests that the next pope should turn to other bishops around the world to “help him carry the burden of leading the church.” More

    February 13, 2013 | Comments

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    “Holiness is the vocation of all Christians. It’s what we’re called to be. It doesn’t mean to be canonized. It doesn’t mean to be called ‘saint’…It means to be the person God wants us to be, to be a person whose life reflects the love of Christ.” More

    February 8, 2013 | Comments

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    “There are no scriptural barriers to the ordination of women,” says Jane Via, a Roman Catholic woman priest in San Diego. But theology professor Thomas Rausch maintains that “the Catholic Church is not ready for the ordination of women right now.” More

    January 11, 2013 | Comments

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    “The demise of Catholic schools has pained me for years,” says Karen Carbone. But now her family is part of the effort to turn a parish school around and offer what expensive independent schools do at a much lower price. More

    January 4, 2013 | Comments

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    Stephen Schneck, National Co-chair of Catholics for Obama, reviews the role of Catholics, evangelicals, and millennials in re-electing Barack Obama and anticipates how the Catholic bishops might interact with the second Obama administration. More

    November 8, 2012 | Comments

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