Why Won’t the Catholic Church “Get With the Times” and Ordain Women Priests?

Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church of the United States

In Des Moines, Iowa, the Catholic Worker House is no longer permitted to hold liturgies on the premises, after conducting a service in which a woman who claims to be an ordained priest celebrated a Eucharistic service in their chapel.The celebrant was Janice Sevre-Duszynskaper, who attempted ordination in 2008, being "ordained" by the Association of Catholic Women Priests. The group and the ordinations which it attempts are not recognized by the Vatican, and Sevre-Duszynskaper is therefore ex … [Read more...]

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Courage International Helps Catholic Leaders to Welcome Persons With Same-Sex Attractions

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It was quiet around here last week--and that was due, in part, to the fact that I was at the Courage conference.  Courage and its companion apostolate EnCourage help their members and their families their friends to move beyond the confines of the homosexual label to remain chaste, living a more complete identity in Christ.More than 400 clergy and lay professionals gathered at the Inn at St. John's in Plymouth, Mich., on August 10-12. They came togeether to consider ways to welcome and acco … [Read more...]

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Prayer Need: Satan’s Minions Invade the City of Detroit

The Satanic Temple's Baphomet statue (Image from Facebook / The Satanic Temple)

Tomorrow's the day: On Saturday, July 25, a statue of the demon Baphomet will be unveiled in the city of Detroit.I described the one-ton idol, which was originally intended for display at the Oklahoma State House, last week in the National Catholic Register: The statue is a nine-foot-tall, 2,000-pound bronze likeness of Baphomet, a horned demon who has been associated with the medieval Knights Templar. The demon, depicted in this sculpture as a goat’s head atop a man’s body with horns an … [Read more...]

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