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Amazon Synod Discussion Groups Support Married Priests, Female Deacons

VATICAN CITY — At least four of the 12 language groups at the Amazon synod overtly propose the ordination of married men to the priesthood in summary reports published by the Vatican Friday, with the majority of the discussion groups expressing...

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Arcadia Films’ ‘Manifesto of Faith’ Documentary Reaches Wide Audience

WINSTED, Conn. — Translating an abstract “credo” into a documentary film lush in sound and cinematic aesthetics, U.S. filmmakers have reproduced Cardinal Gerhard Müller’s “Manifesto of Faith.” In his four-page public testimony, the German...

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SDG Reviews ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,’ Which Doesn’t Live Up to Its Title

It’s tempting to suppose that Maleficent: Mistress of Evil opening in the wake of Columbus Day isn’t a coincidence. Each year Columbus Day brings another round of controversy pitting what was originally intended as a way to validate Italian...

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Gal Gadot of ‘Wonder Woman’ to Portray Catholic Woman Who Saved Jewish Children in WWII

LOS ANGELES — The true story of Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic woman who helped smuggle thousands of Jewish children out of the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw during World War II, will feature in a new historical thriller film produced by and starring...

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‘No One Ever Talked About McCarrick and the Boys’

WASHINGTON — A man claiming to be a former child victim of Theodore McCarrick has written an open essay in response to a recent interview given by the former cardinal. Writing under the name Nathan Doe, the man says that McCarrick sexually abused...

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Pro-Abortion Ford Foundation Major Funder of Key Synod Organizations

VATICAN CITY — A missionary council for indigenous peoples run by the Brazilian bishops’ conference has received almost $2 million from the pro-abortion Ford Foundation since 2006, a Brazilian journalist has revealed. Bernardo Küster, who...

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Abortion Comes to the Supreme Court: High Court Will Review Case on Louisiana Law

On Oct. 4, the U.S. Supreme Court granted review of an abortion case. The case, June Medical Services, LLC v. Gee, involves a law in Louisiana that requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. If they do not have them,...

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Brazilian Bishop: Yes, Amazon People Can Understand Celibacy

BREVES, Brazil — A retired bishop from Brazil has spoken out against the claim that married priests are necessary in the Amazon region because the indigenous people do not understand celibacy. “It’s not the indigenous culture that finds...

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US Supreme Court in the Eye of the Storm

WASHINGTON —The U.S. Supreme Court opened a blockbuster 2019-2020 term with a docket featuring cases that address abortion restrictions, “LGBT” rights, immigration, gun rights, school vouchers and the death penalty. The high-profile cases...

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Cardinal Müller Discusses His Cinematic ‘Manifesto’

VATICAN CITY — Cardinal Gerhard Müller’s “Manifesto of Faith” has been turned into a “catechetical documentary.” In the document, described as a four-page “public testimony of faith,” Cardina