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John Paul II's Mixed Legacy

John Paul II was a brave, holy man. But his authoritarian style--especially on sexual doctrines--polarized the Church.

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Catholic Rituals: Bring Back the Beauty

So much of modern Catholicism is ugly. What can be done to introduce beauty into the sacraments--and the U.S. church?

Related Topics: Faiths, Catholic, Beauty, Sacrament, Young People, Joy, Sacramental Classes Seeps, Resisting Heart, Laity, Presiding Priest, Catholics, Tenminute Discussions

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The Catholic Church Isn't a Democracy--But It Could Be

For the Church to return to its inherent democracy, a drastic reform of papal elections is necessary.

Related Topics: Faiths, Laity, Democracy, Parish Priests, College Of Cardinals, Inherent Democracy, Job Description, Election, Pope, Catholic, Papal Elections, Sacred College

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Zero Tolerance for the Bishops

The bishops did a good job on the new charter. But until some resign, the laity will remain skeptical.

Related Topics: Faiths, Catholic, Bishops, Wont Trust Bishops, Priest, Laity Wont Trust, Charter, Laity, Priest Abusers, Dallas, Bishops Move, Parish Work

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'A Sin Born of Arrogance'

The underlying scandal is the behavior and attitudes of bishops who believe they're accountable only to the pope and God.

Related Topics: Faiths, Laity, Sexual Abuse, Priesthood, Council Fathers, Church, Episcopal Misdeeds, Moral Oversight, Abusive Priests, Priest, Bishop, Catholic

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