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Amazon synod calls for married priests, pope to reopen women deacons commission: Joshua J. McElwee and Brian Roewe covered the breaking news at the end of the synod: "The Vatican gathering of Catholic bishops from the Amazon has called on Pope Francis to allow for the priestly ordination of married men on a regional basis in order to address a lack of ministers across the nine-nation region."
Francis' homily during the synod's closing Mass serves as a fitting epilogue for the Oct. 6-27 gathering: Closing synod, Francis warns against righteous who leave God 'out in the cold.'
Upcoming bishops' meeting reflects current state of US church: Michael Sean Winters writes a curtain raiser about the upcoming U.S. bishops' annual plenary meeting, which he calls "a metaphor for the situation of the Catholic Church in our nation."
In this month's edition of The Life at Global Sisters Report, sisters respond to this question: How are your ministry experiences and your prayer life linked? How does one impact the other?
"If they care, they can be transparent": Voice of the Faithful surveys US dioceses' financial transparency.
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