(RNS) In 1929, the Vatican effectively ended the option of married clergy in Eastern rite Catholic churches in the United States, citing a fear that Roman Catholics would ask for the same policy.
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(RNS) The issue came up in discussions between Pope Francis, an Argentine, and a churchman in Brazil, and bishops in Latin America, Africa and Asia have often been the most outspoken about the need to consider a change.
(RNS) Milingo’s quest to reunite with Rome may be quixotic. The Catholic Church has cut all ties to him.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Rev. Helmut Schuller is the key organizer behind a group of about 430 Austrian priests who are openly challenging the hierarchy on allowing women priests, married priests, same-sex marriages and lay Catholics’ voice in the election of bishops.
(RNS) Pope Francis was once “dazzled” by a young woman he met as a seminarian and even considered abandoning his vocation, he reveals in a newly uncovered interview.
WILMINGTON, N.C. (RNS) With 10 percent unemployment in this corner of North Carolina, the search-for-work story of Gerry Murphy and Andrea Kanelopoulos-Murphy could be a common one. But the couple believe their unique marriage — he's a former Catholic priest — sometimes makes it harder to find the right workplace. By Amanda Greene.