Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Is the celibacy of Catholic priests coming to an end?


Last peaceful Sunday before a congregation is consumed by violence
USA Today: Online for all to see is the last Sunday service before calamity befell First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs.

The truth about church shootings
CNN: Even with the steady rise of shootings and hate crimes, spiritual sanctuaries remain among the more secure spots to spend a Sunday morning.
The Washington Post: After Texas church massacre, a push for armed guards and gun-packing parishioners


Tingles of the transcendent don't always prompt people to go to church
The Economist: The number of people who acknowledge no formal religious label is surging, but that doesn't mean that these free-ranging folk have lost interest in the transcendent.

Is the celibacy of Catholic priests coming to an end?
The (London) Guardian: Pope Francis has long considered allowing married clergy, but it has always been resisted by the church hierarchy. Now bishops in Brazil are in favor.

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