A member of Pope Francis’s first commission on women deacons is encouraged by the comments of a member of the new commission. “If Pelletier’s comments are an indication of where the Commission’s deliberations are headed, then we should be moving in a good direction,” writes Phyllis Zagano.

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This past Sunday, my wife and I were watching Mass on Facebook Live. The presider, Jim McDermott, S.J., offered a prayer of gratitude for artists and creative individuals for “trying to help us and nourish us” amid the ongoing pandemic.   Just like many housebound Americans, I find myself reading more books, watching more movies, and…

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The April 7 decision by Australia’s High Court to quash the conviction of Cardinal George Pell on child sex abuse charges brought an end to a legal odyssey that for the Catholic Church was as high-profile as the case against former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. But Pell’s saga will continue to reverberate, and perhaps in…

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If there is one constant in the era of change heralded by the ministry of Pope Francis it is the implacable opposition of the pope’s conservative foes. Hence the justifiable, and immensely useful, focus of Christopher Lamb’s aptly-titled new book, “The Outsider: Pope Francis and His Battle to Reform the Church.” Lamb is the Rome…

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