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Religion, politics collide at interfaith Notre Dame forum

What Americans most need to know when they vote, Pastor Rick Warren said, is whether the person is competent to lead.


U.S. bishops formally publish new theological procedures

The U.S. bishops' committee tasked with enforcing church doctrine has formally published procedures for investigating theologians a year after the procedures were approved apparently without consultation or...


Paris Catholic University head: Theologians must tackle tough questions


Catholic priests and theologians in Europe cannot use "simplistic ways" of tackling moral questions and must develop a "competence to deal with new thinking" in order to engage secular society, the head of one of France's two pontifical universities said in June.

As Western Europe continues to become more secularized, said Fr. Philippe Bordeyne, theologians must be "faithful to the church teaching but also very faithful to the impulse of freedom."


Media reports shine light on emerging discussion of women deacons

While women's ordination is seemingly out of bounds, what is emerging is an open discussion about ordaining women to the permanent diaconate.


Christ, not priest or faithful, is at center of the liturgy, pope says

A liturgy is not Christian if Christ is not the center of the celebration, Pope Benedict XVI said.

"The conviction must grow in us every day that the liturgy is not 'our' or 'my' doing, but is God's acting in us and with us," he told an estimated 20,000 people gathered Wednesday in St. Peter's Square for his weekly general audience. The talk was the latest focusing on the liturgy in the...


Pope tells SSPX traditionalists they must accept Second Vatican Council

Pope Benedict XVI has reportedly told members of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X they must accept the Second Vatican Council, a move that might seal the fate of years of negotiations to...


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