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A tribute to the late Father Andrew Greeley

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“It is not surprising,” wrote the editors of U.S. Catholic in the intro to their April 1984 interview with Father Andrew Greeley, that he “is often heard to quote the line from Hilaire Belloc, ‘When I am dead, I hope it may be said, “His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.” ’ ”

Father Greeley died early Thursday morning at his home in Chicago.


Advising Pope Francis on the challenges ahead

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Ear to the ground: Will Pope Francis listen to voices calling for change in the church?

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Will Pope Francis listen to voices calling for change in the church?

Media coverage of the election of Pope Francis has returned over and over to his humility and simplicity, noting a bit obsessively his choice of regular black shoes over Pope Benedict’s red ones. Left for now is another, more serious question about Pope Francis’ new direction: When the honeymoon is over, how will he approach the difficult issues facing the church, especially Catholics who advocate change?


Restore credibility on sex abuse

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With the church at a crossroads, Catholics look to Pope Francis for guidance. Nicholas Cafardi offers guidance on cleaning up the church’s act on sex abuse.

On the record: A time line of Benedict XVI's papacy

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What women theologians have done for the church

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Catholics can thank women theologians for 70 years of building up the church.

How the door was opened for Catholic women theologians

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If necessity is the mother of invention, it’s fair to say that American Catholic school students in the early 20th century were, in a way, the mothers of Catholic women theologians.


God willing: Watch what you say when others are suffering

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When tragedy hits, think twice before claiming what God intended.

Of the many issues that drove last November’s election, few might have guessed that “God’s will” would become a major spoiler in the Indiana Senate race. When GOP candidate Richard Mourdock suggested that a life created through rape is “something God intended,” it cost him an easy path to victory. But while pundits and Democrats were quick to make as much political hay as possible out of Mourdock’s gaffe, only a few commentators, theologians, and pastors took it on.


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