Women and authority in the church

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Article Scripture and Theology Vatican Women
Fifty years after the game-changing Second Vatican Council a new generation helps the church respond to today’s signs of the times. Here, professor Phyllis Zagano examines the possibility of women deacons.

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What is the history of marriage?

By Kathleen Manning| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Marriage and Family Parish Life Scripture and Theology

Before the obligatory “Ave Maria” and a crazy aunt leading “YMCA” at the reception, guests at a Catholic wedding witness “a covenant by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life and which is ordered by its nature to the good of the spouses and the procreation of children.” But this was not always the case. For more than a thousand years of church history, this idea of marriage faced plenty of healthy competition.


What is the history of marriage?

By Kathleen Manning| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Marriage and Family Parish Life Scripture and Theology

Before the obligatory “Ave Maria” and a crazy aunt leading “YMCA” at the reception, guests at a Catholic wedding witness “a covenant by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life and which is ordered by its nature to the good of the spouses and the procreation of children.” But this was not always the case. For more than a thousand years of church history, this idea of marriage faced plenty of healthy competition.


The gospel truth: What can the gospels teach us about the historical Jesus?

By Alice Camille| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Scripture and Theology
Though the evangelists shouldn't be confused with reporters, they've left clues to the facts behind our biblical faith.

Jesus has his normally crowded itinerary this month. In our Sunday readings he'll be lecturing his disciples on why they don't need more faith--they just need faith. Then he'll be chased by 10 lepers crying out for a miracle. After dispatching them whole, if not unanimously grateful, he'll teach a lesson or two about the importance of prayer. Then that needy tax collector Zacchaeus, dangling from a tree, will catch his attention.


The gospel truth: What can the gospels teach us about the historical Jesus?

By Alice Camille| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Scripture and Theology
Though the evangelists shouldn't be confused with reporters, they've left clues to the facts behind our biblical faith.

Jesus has his normally crowded itinerary this month. In our Sunday readings he'll be lecturing his disciples on why they don't need more faith--they just need faith. Then he'll be chased by 10 lepers crying out for a miracle. After dispatching them whole, if not unanimously grateful, he'll teach a lesson or two about the importance of prayer. Then that needy tax collector Zacchaeus, dangling from a tree, will catch his attention.


Responding to clericalism and sex abuse

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Article Parish Life Prayer and Sacraments Scripture and Theology
Fifty years after the game-changing Second Vatican Council a new generation helps the church respond to today’s signs of the times. Here, Scott Appleby responds to clericalism and sex abuse.

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Responding to clericalism and sex abuse

By Scott Appleby | Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Parish Life Prayer and Sacraments Scripture and Theology
Fifty years after the game-changing Second Vatican Council a new generation helps the church respond to today’s signs of the times. Here, Scott Appleby responds to clericalism and sex abuse.

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A Jewish take on Jesus: Amy-Jill Levine talks the gospels

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Article Ecumenical & Interfaith Dialogue Scripture and Theology
Jesus was smack in the middle of the Jewish tradition of his time. Remembering that can make you a better Christian, says this Jewish scholar of the New Testament.

A Jewish take on Jesus: Amy-Jill Levine talks the gospels

By A U.S. Catholic interview| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Ecumenical & Interfaith Dialogue Scripture and Theology
Jesus was smack in the middle of the Jewish tradition of his time. Remembering that can make you a better Christian, says this Jewish scholar of the New Testament.

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