Same-sex marriage -- Pros and cons and some incentive to get off the fence
Katie Holmes Returns To Catholic Church, registering as a parishioner at the Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York City.
The Philippines -- Catholic Church seeks to lure back prodigal children
Dublin, Ireland -- Lay Catholic group takes on reform See related story below.
A steering group which is planning a lay organisation seeking reform in the Catholic Church is to organise regional meetings in Ireland for next month and September ahead of a proposed general meeting later in the autumn.
"Today we suffer from the ecclesiastical side sometimes a false perfectionism." Christopher Gillibrand translates a controversial interview given by Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki of Berlin to Die Zeit. (H/T: Kuke Coppen, Catholic Herald)
A most intriguing story: Busted at Mass: What I learned after getting caught crashing Catholic mass. by Gordon Dalbey
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