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On gay bishops, what a difference a decade makes

The outgoing bishop of New Hampshire, Douglas E. Theuner, right, presents the incoming bishop, V. Gene Robinson, left, with a … Continued

Roman Catholic women priests?

AFP/GETTY IMAGES Pope Benedict XVI arrives to lead an ordination mass at St Peter’s basilica at the Vatican on April … Continued

Budde: Saddened by prolonged debate of women bishops in the Church of England

The debate on women bishops is headed to the General Synod of the Church of England, the Guardian reported Friday. … Continued

Anglicans after Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, announced Friday that he will retire at the end of the year to … Continued

100 years of International Women’s Day doesn’t mean women have achieved equality

On March 19, 1911, the first international celebration dedicated to women’s work and roles took place. Thus 2011 marks the … Continued

Va. Supreme Court rules for Episcopal denomination in property dispute

By Michelle Boorstein Virginia’s Supreme Court struck a blow to Anglican conservatives Thursday, ruling against nine congregations who split from … Continued

Episcopal property dispute in Va. Supreme Court Tuesday

By Michelle Boorstein A bitter dispute about theology, homosexuality and land that split at least 15 Episcopal churches in Virginia … Continued

The fine line between persuasion and manipulation

Q: Is there a problem with proselytism overseas by U.S. religious groups? Isn’t sharing one’s faith part of religious freedom? … Continued

Faith still the story

There were many interesting and critical faith issues during 2009. Any number of them would be worth a few pages … Continued

People want faith not polity

Q: The Vatican is making it easier for Anglicans — priests, members and parishes — to convert to Catholicism. Some … Continued

Vatican welcoming only the right?

This Catholic’s View By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. Pope Benedict’s latest initiative toward Anglicans who want to rejoin the Catholic … Continued

Just as easy (and hard) to be good (and bad) without God

Q: Is there good without God? Can people be good without God? How can people be good, in the moral … Continued

Give us your misogynists and bigots

Q: The Vatican is making it easier for Anglicans — priests, members and parishes — to convert to Catholicism. Some … Continued

Catholic Church says, ‘Welcome home’

Until now, many devout Anglicans have faced a painful choice. They felt strongly called to enter the Roman Catholic Church, … Continued

Cause for sadness and celebration

There are naturally a range of quite mixed reactions to Pope Benedict XVI’s initiative in offering an ‘Apostolic Constitution’ within … Continued

Vatican’s cynical and opportunistic overture

The Vatican’s sudden overture to disaffected Anglicans strikes me as both cynical and opportunistic. Cynical in that the concession effectively … Continued

Rome’s new home for Anglicans

By Austen IvereighAmerica magazine contributor Rome today has announced a legal means for disaffected Anglicans to become Roman Catholic while … Continued

Catholicism and Anglicanism: the end of an era

The first wave of reactions to the October 20 Vatican announcement of a new arrangement for receiving into the Catholic … Continued

The divisiveness of Christian unity

Pope Benedict’s bold move to embrace disaffected Anglicans paradoxically opens a path for Christian unity while also reemphasizing the doctrinal … Continued

Pope’s Anglican welcome could revolutionize the Church

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. The new Vatican structures for dealing with Anglicans who want to join … Continued