Jamie L. Manson is a columnist and books editor at the National Catholic Reporter. She is editor of Changing the Questions: Explorations in Christian Ethics, a collection of writings by Margaret Farley. Her writing has won numerous awards, and her activism on behalf of women in the church led her to receive the Theresa Kane Award for Women of Courage and Vision.

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Why the sex abuse summit accomplished nothing

Grace on the margins: Survivors were right to be disappointed that their demands were not met, but anyone listening to press briefings could hear that the bishops who went to Rome were nowhere near ready to take action.


I got a glimpse of the future of women deacons, and it's troubling

Grace on the Margins: The truth is women should be priests, and we should be unafraid to say so, because allowing women to be priests is simply the just and right thing to do.


Column: With his treatment of Cardinal Pell, Pope Francis shows his clericalism

Grace on the Margins: Why does the pope who once told priests to "smell like the sheep" keep favoring abusive prelates and doubting their victims?


So, what are 'deep-seated homosexual tendencies' anyway?

Grace on the Margins: In a new interview, Francis reasserts the criteria for banning gay men from seminaries. No matter how you interpret his words, they harm and denigrate LGBTQ Catholics.