Magazine article Conscience


Magazine article Conscience


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"I would like to note the increased presence of women--still not too many.... [T]hey are the strawberries on the cake...." (1)

--Pope Francis, addressing the Vatican's International Theological Commission, whose ranks of thirty theologians now include five women, up from two in the last five-year term of this group. (2)

"It's like putting the guys who flunked out of medical school into the ER." (3)

--Fr. Tom Doyle, criticizing the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for placing priests accused of sexual improprieties on the marriage annulment tribunal.

"There is only so much inhumanity that a church can be seen to represent before its own members lose faith in it." (4)

--Columnist Andrew Sullivan, reacting to the gay couple in Montana that were denied communion unless they divorced.

"Language such as 'living in sin,' 'intrinsically disordered,' or 'contraceptive mentality' are not necessarily words that invite people to draw closer to Christ and the Church." (3)

--Fr. Thomas Rosica of the Holy See Press Office, summarizing some of the early discussions from the Synod for the Family.

"The concept of having a representative body of the Church voting on doctrinal applications and pastoral solutions strikes me as being rather Protestant." (6)

--Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island, writing on the diocesan website about the Synod process.

"I think they fear a domino effect, if you change one point all would collapse." (7)

--Cardinal Walter Kasper, telling America about the hierarchy's fear of change. …

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