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They can't agree. While John Carr emphasized the importance of unity in coming through the crisis and warned against using it to advance ideological priorities, George Weigel credited sex abuse to the influence of Satan, the sexual revolution, a culture of dissent and mass media: Catholic University sex abuse series wraps with starkly different viewpoints
But wait, there's more to disagree about (namely, the Institute of Christ the King): At a parish in Indiana, it's Francis vs. Benedict writ small
Anthony Newman: "I didn't have experience, and they took a chance on me. I learned about how many skills and strengths I didn't know I had because there was an opportunity to be creative, to try stuff, to mess up. I can't think of another place where I would be able to grow and bring my unique self to something I was so passionate about." Read: AmeriCorps partnership expands sisters' service and transforms members
Young Voices columnist Brian Harper says he's usually not good at Lent, but this year fulfilled his goal to pray the rosary (almost) daily. How did that turn out?
"When you've walked together for 20 years and you hear someone you love cry in pain, you can't help but respond," Sr. Eileen McKenzie, president of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, told a crowd of about 100 people in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, and another 1,000 or so watching online. She was talking about Cameroon.
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