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Francis changes Catholic Church law: women explicitly allowed as lectors, altar servers

By Joshua J. McElwee,National Catholic Reporter, January 11, 2021VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has changed Catholic Church law to make explicit that laywomen can act as readers and altar servers in liturgical celebrations, effectively removing a previous option for individual bishops to restrict... read more

The Church in Crisis

Reviewed by Eduardo J. Echeverria, The Catholic Thing, December 14, 2020. Ralph Martin, president of Renewal Ministries, director of graduate theology programs in evangelization and a professor of theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, has written an extraordinary book, A Church in Crisis:... read more

Bishops’ main duty is to safeguard their flock’s salvation – and many fail

Bishops’ main duty is to safeguard their flock’s salvation – and many fail ‘They are under an obligation to denounce ideas or individuals who present an urgent threat to their people’s spiritual welfare, and remove people from roles in the diocese, including schools, where they... read more
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Why doctrine matters when it comes to evangelization

The importance of the doctrinal truth at the heart of the Christian message runs throughout the New Testament. By Russell Shaw, Catholic World Report. November 7, 2019 Catholicism has always been an intellectual religion. This is not to say that–heaven forbid–it’s a religion only or... read more