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Phyllis Zagano

Phyllis Zagano is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Phyllis Zagano

Traditionalists, reform and women

By Phyllis Zagano — January 13, 2023
(RNS) — So-called traditionalists have lost two icons in recent weeks, deflating opposition to reform on women's roles.

The synod, the pope and the ordination of women

By Phyllis Zagano — December 14, 2022
(RNS) — Allowing women only in management and not in ministry ignores church history.

The confusing path of the US Catholic bishops

By Phyllis Zagano — November 21, 2022
(RNS) — At their fall plenary meeting, the bishops spent less time on the Gospel than on internal church matters.

Can Pope Francis survive the scheming of ‘the schismatics’?

By Phyllis Zagano — October 19, 2022
(RNS) — Members of his opposition are well situated to gather like-minded cardinals in the sort of conspiratorial meetings not known since the Middle Ages. 

Of candidates and climate: The unspoken forces behind the migrants in Martha’s Vineyard

By Phyllis Zagano — September 21, 2022
(RNS) — Abbott, Ducey, DeSantis and their minions are trafficking human beings.

Catholics’ reports on the state of the Church are in. Here’s what they have to say.

By Phyllis Zagano — August 1, 2022
(RNS) — Clericalism is a scourge on the Church, Catholics say, and women are not included in leadership. 

The abortion question may be decided politically. The real test is a moral one.

By Phyllis Zagano — June 25, 2022
(RNS) — Politics is not the point. The point is to make abortion unnecessary.

Pelosi vs. Cordileone isn’t only about abortion. It’s about women and bishops.

By Phyllis Zagano — May 26, 2022
(RNS) — The list of reasons Catholic women stopped listening to bishops is a long one.

Are lay cardinals next? 

By Phyllis Zagano — April 21, 2022
(RNS) — Pope Francis’ reforms raise the question of reviving the tradition of lay cardinals with women in the mix.  

Keep your eyes on Kirill

By Phyllis Zagano — March 14, 2022
(RNS) — Kirill is losing his grip on his bid for wider spiritual authority.

Anger and confusion in Arizona

By Phyllis Zagano — February 25, 2022
(RNS) — What is going on in the Grand Canyon State?

As Pope Francis’ critics vent their anger, what comes out is vaccine disinformation

By Phyllis Zagano — January 14, 2022
(RNS) — The number of Catholics alike ignoring church teachings demonstrates a large leak in the barque of Peter.

A child is coming to save us. Perhaps he’ll remind us to do better by the children we have.

By Phyllis Zagano — December 15, 2021
(RNS) — Has the story of the Christ child taught us anything?

Pope Francis is asking the US bishops to listen to the people. Will they?

By Phyllis Zagano — December 3, 2021
(RNS) — Only half of the US bishops appear interested in what the people of God think.

We used to look to the church for truth. It’s no match for Donald Trump’s TRUTH.

By Phyllis Zagano — October 29, 2021
(RNS) — Religious organizations once cornered the market on the platforms where people discussed what mattered in their lives.
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