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‘Everybody Wants a Revolution, but Nobody Wants to Do the Dishes’

Almost a decade ago, as a young graduate student in theology, I lived for a year in the rectory of a Catholic parish. Like many other parishes in Boston faced with an ever-worsening clergy shortage .. ... read more

Why Married Priests Won’t Fix Shortage Of Priests

Globally, the situation is worse ... shortage in a March 8 interview published in the German weekly Die Zeit. The part that made headlines, of course, was that about married priests. “Pope Francis ... read more

Once an Exporter of Priests, Ireland Now Has Too Few

Now, with that religious heyday long gone, Ireland finds itself facing a serious shortage of priests. The problem is expected to grow significantly worse in ... These challenges are already reshaping ... read more

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New Ukrainian Prelate Speaks of Hope for Church Unity

What challenges do you face, and do they in any way compare with theirs? I think the biggest challenge our Church ... Catholic priests and seminarians are there in Ukraine? Are there enough to serve ... read more


The Case for Priestly Celibacy

A married clergy is seen as the obvious solution to a number of problems that confront the Church, ranging from the shortage of priests to the recent sex scandals. Moreover, both the Eastern Orthodox ... read more

Central Florida 100: Pulse, Trump and the Magic Dancers

River Cross modified its development to include less commercial but that actually made it worse — just another profitable ... it was facing a challenge that other religious bodies are now facing along ... read more

More women are seeking larger role in church

SISTER THERESA KANE'S modest, respectful challenge ... of Catholic women feel called to priesthood and hundreds of married priests yearn to return to ministry." Warning that "inflexible policies" in ... read more

International priest organizations, lay leaders meet to discuss church reform

That included the international priest shortage ... worsening priest shortage. "These are grounded, sincere priests with compassion and a sense of ministry ... who live for the people in their ... read more

Churches struggling to find organists

When the longtime organist at St. John's Episcopal Church in Havre de Grace announced her retirement last fall, the leaders of the small 200-year-old congregation faced a bigger challenge ... Catholic ... read more

The perils of a 'part-time pope'

Benedict, in Politi's eyes, has not articulated a clear vision for confronting the church's big-ticket challenges ... Catholic people live in the southern hemisphere, but two-thirds of priests in the ... read more

Why Married Priests Won’t Fix The Shortage

Globally, the situation is worse ... shortage in a March 8 interview published in the German weekly Die Zeit. The part that made headlines, of course, was that about married priests. “Pope Francis ... read more

Why married priests won't really fix the shortage

Globally, the situation is worse ... shortage in a March 8 interview published in the German weekly Die Zeit. The part that made headlines, of course, was that about married priests. “Pope Francis ... read more



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