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Future priests forge ahead: Seminarians say lessons from scandals actually strengthen their hope and faith.....

Although the recent sex-abuse scandals in the Church have shaken the faithful and have caused many to question its authority and teachings on celibacy in the priesthood, there are men who see the … more

Father James Martin and the “captivity of confusion” about who we are, and who God made us to be...

Fr. James Martin, S.J., avers that his advocacy does not challenge Catholic doctrine on homosexuality. He has made a point of publishing an essay delineating Church teaching on the subject. I am … more

A priest’s middle-of-the-night crisis that reveals the powerful existence of guardian angels...

Fr. Staley-Joyce’s full story reads, “Just had a middle-of-the-night summons to the hospital for a dying person, and it proved a nice illustration of the existence of guardian angels: “My phone … more

Parishioners of Detroit’s Assumption Grotto sue to get back Father Eduard Perrone, their ousted priest...

After 41 years in the priesthood, Father Eduard Perrone wasn't prepared for the hellfire that tore through his parish last summer: He was accused of molesting an altar boy decades earlier, and ousted … more

Wondering about wandering about bishops...

With very mixed emotions I’m finally writing my conversion story-autobiography, and on the chapter on Bob Jones University had the chance to reminisce about Bishop James Parker Dees–the founder … more

What is synodality?

It was a great privilege for me to participate in the Synod on Young People in the fall of 2018. Along with about three hundred other bishops and ecclesial experts from around the world, I spent four … more

Pope Francis: Canon law revision project is concluding...

Pope Francis said on Friday that canon law can be like medicine, because justice is healing for the entire Church. The pope also said that a long-running process of revising canon law’s penal norms … more

Victim says Legion lied to police about her abuse...

The Legionaries of Christ have published a list of credibly accused priests, and they claim they are open to hearing testimony from more survivors of abuse. But what happens when a victim does … more

Listen to Yogi Berra! Flashback to previous New York Times religion-beat puzzle.....

It’s one of the major challenges of writing for GetReligion. What are we supposed to do when major news organizations make the same error over and over or professionals leave the same … more

Pope’s Wednesday Audience: ‘Blessed are the meek’ is not ‘Blessed are the weak’...

Pope Francis said Wednesday that a meek Christian is not weak, but defends his faith and controls his temper. “The meek person is not accommodating, but is a disciple of Christ who has learned to … more

Victory: Court Rejects Atheist Suit, Says 79-Year-Old Public Cross Is Constitutional

A federal appeals court has decided that a historic 34-foot World War II-era cross can remain standing in a Pensacola, Florida. more

Pete Buttigieg Believes Supporting Trump Is Incompatible with Christianity

Democratic Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said at a recent town hall that supporting President Trump is incompatible with Christianity. more

'Grateful God Put You in Front of Us': American Idol Contestant Prays with Judges after Emotional Audition

An emotional American Idol audition culminated with contestant Samantha Diaz asking the four-judge panel to pray with her. more

5 Takeaways from the Nevada Democratic Presidential Debate

The 2020 Democratic presidential contenders faced off Wednesday at a televised debate in Las Vegas. Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth … more

Most Evangelical Christians Live Outside North America and Europe, New Study Finds

Perhaps not so surprising for some and shocking to others, a new study has found the majority of global Evangelicals are not located in North America or Europe. more

One Year after Vatican Abuse Summit, Survivors Grade Pope Francis with 'D Minus'

But one year after a summit on sex abuse at the Vatican, Peter Isely, a clergy abuse survivor and founding member of the U.S. based SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests), shares that, … more

Dispute over Russell Moore, Politics, Trump and Money for Missions Behind ERLC Review

The debate over the need for Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Council is healthy as ever. While some believe the committee is outdated and unnecessary, others believe the … more

NASCAR Driver Ryan Newman Released from Hospital after Near Fatal Crash

NASCAR driver Ryan Newman has been released from the hospital following a fiery crash at the Daytona 500 race over the weekend. more

Bloomberg Evicted 'Black and Brown' Churches as Mayor, Former Obama Staffer Says

A former Obama administration staffer took to Twitter to remind Democrats about presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg's efforts evicting New York churches from meeting in public buildings while he … more

Iranian Student Group Threatens to Destroy Tomb of Queen Esther, Mordechai

An Iranian student group of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has threatened to bomb what many believe to be the tomb of Queen Esther and Mordechai. more
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