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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Is a Married Clergy the Answer?

The Great Emergency

Fr. George W. Rutler

That every five hundred years the Church passes through a crisis is not a novel insight. It may even be something of a contrived schematic, since there have been other crises as well, but each of those periods has influenced the Church to an extraordinary and radical degree: The Fall of the Roman Empire, the […]

Is a Married Clergy the Answer?

Robert B. Greving

With the latest revelations concerning sexual abuse by clergy, the Church has once again asked the question “What is to be done?” One answer often given is that of a married clergy. While this proposal is not contrary to the Faith, there are arguments which make it unsound, perhaps particularly at this time and in […]

Permanent Assignments for Parish Priests Long Overdue

Richard Becker

Papa was a rolling stone. Wherever he laid his hat was his home. ~ The Temptations Efforts must be made to restore socially the conviction that the place and task of the father in and for the family is of unique and irreplaceable importance. ~ Pope St. John Paul II I’m a rotten dad, but […]

None Dare Call It Treason

William Kilpatrick

One could be forgiven for thinking that a traitor is a rare bird. After all, most Americans can only name one traitor in American history—Benedict Arnold. And, if you know who he is, you probably went to school several decades ago when such things were still taught. Of course, there have been other traitors besides […]

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