Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith

Is Pope Francis campaigning for married priests? If so, is that a good thing?

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Click below to hear the episode:

Version 2“This could set back the movement for women’s equality in the Church decades,” says Jamie Manson, a columnist and the books editor for the National Catholic Reporter. The LGBT movement, too, will suffer if married men are ordained, she says. Other topics explored in the episode:

  • a female diaconate — threat or menace?
  • and those four conservative cardinals pressing Pope Francis to clarify whether people who divorce and remarry without first getting an annulment are adulterers. What to make of Francis’ silence?
  • finally, do we liberal Catholics — along with the mainstream press — love Pope Francis too unconditionally?

Click here to read the National Catholic Reporter column which prompted our conversation:

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