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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

U.S. Catholics who left the church can't imagine returning

The defiant Kim Davis, the Ky. clerk who refuses to issue gay marriage licenses
Washington Post: She's become the target of scrutiny across the nation, alternately hailed as a hero standing up for principle and criticized as a hypocrite out of step with society and the law.

Vast majority of U.S. Catholics who left the church can't imagine returning, study says
Washington Post: Most Americans who were raised Catholic but have since left the church could not envision themselves returning to it, according to a new Pew survey.

Pew Research: Key findings about American Catholics

The pope's abortion ‘forgiveness’ is good politics, but changes nothing for women
The (London) Guardian: What the Pope did was a very Jesuitical move from the Jesuit pontiff, says Anthea Butler. It presents to the public and press a more forgiving, more open church, which needs all the good PR feelings it can muster.

The one percent: Why so few pastors quit a ‘brutal job’
Christianity Today: How 1,500 ministers feel about their past pulpits and current churches.

It's time to equalize pastor salaries
Christianity Today: Pastors are sisters and brothers in service to the same Lord, says David Lewicki. It's inconceivable that the pastor of a large church deserves twice the salary of the pastor of a small church.

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