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    “Religion isn’t bad, but until religion becomes actual spiritual experience, it is just religion,” says this sometimes controversial Franciscan priest and author. More

    November 11, 2011 | Comments

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    Church attendance in Ireland has been dropping precipitously, and the number of priests being ordained from the country’s only Catholic seminary is at an all time low. “The young people, the under 40’s, have largely deserted the church in Ireland now,” says Rev. Tony Flannery of the Association of Catholic Priests. More

    July 15, 2011 | Comments

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    “The church in Mexico has been hurt by its hesitancy and its silence,” says Ruben Garcia, director of Annunciation House in El Paso, Texas. More

    March 26, 2010 | Comments

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    Mary Gordon is a novelist, essayist, and English professor at Barnard College in New York whose new book is called CIRCLING MY MOTHER. It’s a memoir of Gordon’s late mother and of the Catholic Church in which she was raised. Gordon is an outspoken critic of the church as an institution. At the same time, she remains strongly committed to her Catholic faith. More

    February 29, 2008 | Comments

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    A survey conducted by the KANSAS CITY STAR claims the death rate from AIDS among priests is four times that of the general population. But the newspaper’s conclusions and survey methodology have drawn sharp criticism. More

    February 4, 2000 | Comments