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A Great Benefit of Having a Universal Church

It seems clear that God is permitting a loss of the Universal Catholic Faith in one part of the world, while fueling its growth in another. The growth is seen in the Southern Hemisphere and the loss of faith in the Northern Hemisphere, where…
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Chicago Archdiocese Announces Parental Leave Policy

The Archdiocese of Chicago recently did something bold: It announced a decision that it will now offer twelve weeks of paid leave and twelve weeks of unpaid leave to both mothers and fathers employed by the archdiocese. If both parents are archdiocesan…
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A New Type of Seminarian?

It’s now a little more than three years since the world was introduced to Pope Francis. It has been a fascinating, engaging and, at times, somewhat bumpy ride for many. The world’s increased interest level in the Catholic Church because…
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Roles for Women in the Church

In light of what we have recently been hearing from Pope Francis regarding certain aspects of the Church’s life, the issue of the role of women in the Catholic Church will surely continue to be in the news. In the past week, I have seen saw…

New US Nuncio Is a Veteran Vatican Diplomat

You may be dreaming of your own retirement, and it may be years in the future or just around the bend. In the Church, there are mandatory ages for retirement when it comes to certain jobs. One very important retirement just happened—the retirement…