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Time to go to the mountaintop, to recall suffering and transformation. The U.S. dropped the atomic bomb on Japan this day in 1945, and Pope Paul VI died in 1978. And the present pope says the Beatitudes are the way to Heaven...

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David Gibson

David Gibson

David Gibson is a national reporter for RNS and an award-winning religion journalist, author and filmmaker. He has written several books on Catholic topics. His latest book is on biblical artifacts: "Finding Jesus: Faith. Fact. Forgery," which was also the basis of a popular CNN series.


  1. Jesus acted a person, not as a male, in accomplishing our salvation. God condescends to human culture when it is for our good. So God became human as a male because males were almost entirely dominant at that time, when a woman teacher might have been ignored and mistreated.
    Women are needed as priests, to demonstrate that Christian priestly ministry totally transcends gender, and for many other good reasons.
    That priests be male is a human rule, not a divine injunction.

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