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(S+L photo: Phyllis Zagano, PhD. argues why women should be admitted to the permanent diaconate of the Catholic Church to Subject Matters host Sebastian Gomes. May 5, 2017) Our Season II finale of Subject Matters has garnered a variety of spirited responses in church circles due to the nature of the topic and the timeliness of the ...read more
(May 13, 2017: Pope Francis speaks with journalists aboard his flight from Portugal to Rome following a visit to Fatima to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparitions and to canonize Sts. Francisco and Jacinta Marto, two of the young seers. Photo: CNS/Paul Haring) The Pope “doubts” Medjugorje apparitions As often happens following an international ...read more
(CNS photo/Paul Haring: Pope Francis (left), Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II (center), Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew (right), spiritual head of the Eastern Orthodox churches, attend an ecumenical prayer service at the Church of St. Peter in Cairo, as an image of the risen Lord stands behind them. April 28, 2017.) With a providential twist in the ...read more
I sat down with Fr. Thomas Berg last week to chat about his new book Hurting in the Church: A Way Forward for Wounded Catholics before we headed to film the newest episode of Subject Matters on the same topic. Check it here:Hea ...read more
On the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the ecumenical movement seems to have entered a "Holy Week," where the churches can look back at all that's been accomplished, and know, deep down, that the looming hill of Calvary has yet to be climbed. ...read more
Filled with wisdom literature and elderly heroes, the Bible is a perennial textbook for studying wisdom. As it turns out, wisdom is not exclusively for the elderly; the Bible is filled with old fools and wise youngsters too. But, as Christopher Bellitto points out, the discovery of true wisdom leads to openness and reciprocity, especially between generations, ...read more