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  • In Theory: Celibacy and church scandal

    The Vatican has reaffirmed that the cause of sexual abuse by priests in the Catholic Church has nothing to do with celibacy. Others see celibacy (and according to one cardinal, homosexuality) as a reason priests abuse in the first place. Do you believe celibacy is the root cause of this scandal, or could there exist other causes that haven't been addressed yet? How are celibacy and its challenges addressed within your religious ranks, if it is mandated? Celibacy is a charism: a gift from God.
  • In Theory: Can the Catholic Church restore its image?

    In Theory: Can the Catholic Church restore its image?
    The image ofthe Catholic Church recently was further battered when documents revealed that Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York authorized payments of up to $20,000 each to priests accused of sexual abuse as “motivation” not to contest...

    Local Argentinian community reacts to pope selection

    Spanish-speaking Catholics celebrated across the region Wednesday as they came to terms with the fact that Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina had been selected as the first Latin American pontiff. Bergoglio, 76, is the first non-European pope,...