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Fr. Ray Ryland
What authority did Jesus give to Peter himself? How to understand the difference between the Catholic and Orthodox positions. From 1997.
Jeffrey A. Mirus
What are the limits of a bishop’s teaching authority? Nowadays, the U.S. bishops’ conference seems to have something to say about almost every...
Jeffrey A. Mirus
The latest abuse scandals struck the Church like a tsunami, leaving many of the faithful reeling from renewed accusations of cover-up and...
Russell Shaw
For American Catholics, the last decade—marked by scandal, cover-ups, and fierce division—oft seems the worst of times. But it’s arguable that...
Russell Shaw
Isn’t secrecy in the Church an obstacle to accountability, participation, and other desirable things? But it is sometimes appropriate and even...
Joanna Bogle
Execute the sick, the elderly, the disabled. Suppress religious practice and free speech. These were official policies of Germany’s National...
Joanna Bogle
In 2009, Pope Benedict XVI announced a new bridge across the Tiber, an opportunity for Anglicans who wished to retain aspects of their liturgy...
Michael Trueman JCL
Not enough priests. Diocese in bankruptcy. Urban flight. Vanishing ethnic communities. For these reasons and others, parish closings and...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Is Christianity a supernaturally revealed religion that demands our submission and obedience, or is it a human construction that can and should...
Leon J. Suprenant
How should lay people relate to their bishops, especially if the bishop doesn’t seem to be in line with Rome? If he seems to have his head in...