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Bishops call on the Pope to open the priesthood for married men in the Amazon

Vatican City (AFP) – Catholic bishops gathered at a special assembly at the Vatican and called on Pope Francis on Saturday to open the priesthood for married men in the Amazon and to play a greater role for women and harm the environment The At the end of a three-week Synod, bishops issued recommendations for the entire Amazon region, highlighting …

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Roman Catholic bishops propose to open the priesthood for married deacons in the Amazon

The proposal, according to the advocates, would be tightly applied to allow men ordained as deacons to become priests. However, the Assembly did not support the proposal to admit women as deaconesses, an ecclesiastical position that can lead some rites such as baptism and marriages but can not celebrate Mass. For Francis, the first South American pope, the proposals are …

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New York "celebrates" the legalization of abortion until birth, as Catholic bishops question Cuomo's beliefs

Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, is under attack from religious leaders after he enacts a law that legalises abortion until birth for some reason. The Democratic governor ordered the One World Trade Center and other landmarks to be lit in Pink on Tuesday to celebrate the passing of the Reproductive Health Act. The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, …

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Pope Francis tells abusive priests and bishops to turn: NPR

Pope Francis told a gathering of cardinals on Friday that clergymen who break their vows by sexually abusing children are similar to Judas Iscariot, the disciple who betrayed Jesus Christ. Vatican Pool / Getty Images Hide caption Caption switch Vatican Pool / Getty Images Pope Francis told a gathering of cardinals on Friday that clergymen who break their vows while …

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Bishops and astronauts meet in Washington to remember Apollo 8

WASHINGTON (RNS) – Sometimes the deepest truths about humanity – and God – are revealed as we step back a little. Or even fly about 238,000 miles into space. The astronaut James Lovell had this epiphany 50 years ago, when he became one of the first astronauts orbiting the moon. "I remembered a phrase that I had often heard:" I …

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Bishops bloody, besieging churches in Nicaragua crackdown

DIRIAMBA, Nicaragua – A pro-government mob pushed, battered and scratched Cardinal Leopold Brenes and other Catholic leaders as they attempted to enter the Basilica of San Sebastian. "Killer!" People called. An auxiliary bishop was hit on the arm with a kind of sharp object. The ugly scene in the normally sleepy city of Diriamba, an hour's drive south of Nicaragua's …

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Bishops bloody, besieging churches in Nicaragua crackdown

DIRIAMBA, Nicaragua – A pro-government mob shoved, battered and scratched Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes and other Catholic leaders as they attempted to enter the Basilica of San Sebastian. "Killer!" People called. An auxiliary bishop was hit on the arm with a kind of sharp object. The ugly scene in the normally sleepy town of Diriamba, an hour's drive south of Nicaragua's …

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Bishops call for a 3-day fast after Duterte says God is stupid

by Associated Press 9. July at 5:51 am MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Catholic bishops called for fasting and prayer after the president called God "stupid" and questioned God's existence in profane remarks that brought the rude leader on a collision course with Asia's largest Catholic church. Archbishop Romulo Valles, chairman of the Association of Bishops of the Country, called for …

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Bishops return Australian nun in Philippines

Catholic bishops in the Philippines have appealed to immigration officials to review the order for the expulsion of an Australian missionary nun who has supported poor communities in the country for more than two decades. Sister Patricia Fox, 71 years old, nun with the Congregation of Our Lady of Sion, was ordered to leave the Philippines after the Bureau of …

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