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Amazon prelate floats alternative to married clergy: Send some Roman priests home

By Inés San Martín, Crux, Oct 16, 2019 ROME - One Venezuelan prelate taking part in the current Synod of Bishops on the Amazon says people back home have a creative alternative for coping with chronic priest shortages, beyond the much-discussed idea of married clergy to serve isolated rural... read more

Cardinal expresses concern as conditions worsen in Venezuela

Catholic News Agency, July 9, 2019 Cardinal Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo said Monday that conditions in Venezuela continue to deteriorate under the country's socialist government. “We are living in an exceptional and unheard-of situation, which is not the result of war, nor of any armed... read more

Venezuela’s Agony, the Catholic Church, and a Post-Maduro Future

Although many are dissatisfied with the Vatican’s efforts to mediate Venezuela’s political crisis, Venezuela’s Catholic Church is the one institution that has retained its integrity throughout two decades of a leftist-populist tyranny. What might this mean for a post-dictatorship... read more