Why is Rome so upset about us? Because they know the ordinations are validGroup 'ordains' three female priests Jul 21, 2008
Enough with the slaughters, enough with the violence, enough with the hatred in IraqPope Benedict calls for peace in Iraq Mar 16, 2008
We think it behooves the church in the United States and particularly in Boston to look at why ... the main reason being that lay Catholics feel disengaged from the churchPope calls for prayer for more priests Nov 27, 2004
We really haven't come near to tapping the potential of methodologies for use of the InternetThe Web: Reformation online Jun 23, 2004
Mary's infancy is sort of back-written in imitation of the infancy of JesusCommentary: 'James, brother of Jesus'? Oct 25, 2002
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