(RNS) — Only if the new norms are enforced well can the church’s credibility be rebuilt.
The movie leaves out the crucial fact that it was a vigilant Catholic publication, NCR, that first told the truth about an issue that would transform the Catholic Church and the lives of its members around the world.
She was an abused and terrified child who grew up to challenge her church, a new biography reveals. Yet this maverick sister and writer is a traditionalist -- in her own way.
(RNS) In his media punditry and in a weekly column that ran in some diocesan newspapers, the Rev. Richard McBrien argued for the ordination of women, optional celibacy, and birth control, among other things.