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Monday, October 28, 2019

Power in the Catholic church is shifting south and exposing divisions*

Married men in remote part of Amazon may soon be allowed to become priests
NPR: Pope Francis still needs to affirm the proposal, but if approved, the change would represent a fundamental shift in what it has meant to be a Roman Catholic priest for nearly a millennium.
The Economist: Power in the Catholic church is shifting south and exposing divisions*

ICE drops $300,000 fine for an immigrant in church sanctuary
Religion News Service: "Un problema menos," texted Rosa del Carmen Ortez-Cruz, a mother of four living in sanctuary at a Presbyterian church in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. "One less problem."

When the opioid crisis shows up at our church's doorstep
Christian Century: Dealing with our community's real issues meant learning how to treat an overdose, Rochelle Stackhouse writes.

'All my friends are dead'*
Washington Post: Healing has been a struggle for the community at The Tree of Life.

Vatican notes growing ecumenical consensus on what 'church' means
Crux: In a project that took two decades of work by Orthodox, Anglican, Protestant, Catholic and Pentecostal theologians, the World Council of Churches in 2013 published a document summarizing the points of greatest consensus.

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