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"If you don't stop talking about this, you will not become a priest." That's what Polish-born Fr. Ryszard Biernat says he was told when he reported sexual assault by a priest in the Diocese of Buffalo, New York. NCR's editorial says that a bishop's alleged blackmailing of immigrant deserves special dose of outrage and requires an examination of how to effect change.
Michael Sean Winters also looks at the ongoing rollout of scandal in Buffalo, and says to remove Bishop Malone, make the metropolitan model work in Buffalo.
It's not the end times — it's "the time in which something can be done." In her book Political Theology of the Earth, theologian Catherine Keller sees a path from apocalypse to transformation.
Relationships are what matter in religious life, writes Sr. Jan Kilian, and you never stop learning lessons from them.
Poor People's Campaign launches 25-state tour in election lead-up, taking North Carolina's Moral Mondays strategy and making it national.
ICYMI: Aboard the plane headed home to Rome, Pope Francis warns of ideology 'infiltrating' some quarters of US Catholic Church. "I pray that there will not be schisms," he said. "But I am not afraid."
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