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Need to know: Thursday, August 18, 2016
The pontiff’s choice of a pastor much like himself signals an effort to ensure the legacy of Francis’ more welcoming approach to Catholic ministry.
Taking a vacation and taking a rest aren't necessarily the same thing, and for Pope Francis, lunching with Syrian refugees and meeting women rescued from prostitution is a form of leisure.
“We are certain that the church would be greatly enriched by expanding roles for women at every level of service and governance,” write the editors of America in backing the idea of ordaining women as deacons.
Bible scholar Robert Gagnon counters a recent New York Times op-ed claiming the Hebrew Bible depicts God as changing sexual identity by citing the actual Hebrew Bible.
The practice aimed at “curing” queer kids is harmful, fraudulent, and discredited, no matter who’s practicing it, says Derrick Clifton.
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