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PHILADELPHIA (RNS) Since the late 1970s, the political battle lines in the culture war have been clearly drawn and easily understood.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis has said he wants to study the possibility of ordaining women as deacons, a step that could for the first time open the ranks of the Catholic Church’s all-male clergy to women.
Daniel Berrigan, a Jesuit priest and herald of the Catholic social justice movement, died April 30 at age 94.
Virgilio Elizondo, 80, a Mexican-American Catholic priest and theologian described as “the father of U.S. Latino religious thought,” died March 14 in San Antonio.
The Medical Examiner’s Office for Bexar County, Texas, determined his death from a gunshot wound to have been a suicide.
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