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Synod bishops may punt the tough issues to the local level / Cruxnow.com

As bishops wrap up the first week of deliberations about family life, hints are emerging that complex pastoral challenges could ultimately be addressed not with sweeping changes in Rome, but at the local level.

Could national bishops’ conferences come up with their own rules about annulments, Communion, and how to minister to gays and lesbians?

Maybe.

By Michael O’Loughlin, Cruxnow.com — Click here to read the rest of this story.

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Women lead the Church, even as Catholics debate their role / Cruxnow.com

When Sister Donna Markham, OP, assumes leadership of Catholic Charities USA later this year, three of the Catholic Church’s largest social service groups in the United States — Catholic Charities, Catholic Relief Services, and the Catholic Health Association — will be led by women, a paradox, some say, in a Church that restricts women from the priesthood, and thus from ascending to the highest levels of institutional power.

“’When it comes to the Catholic Church and women, it is really interesting because you have the very visible and hard line: women cannot be priests. Therefore women, by virtue of being women, cannot occupy the positions of power,’ said Kathleen Sprows Cummings, director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame.”

By Michael O’Loughlin, Cruxnow.com — Click here to read the rest of this story.

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Nienstedt testimony contradicts 6-year-old letters / Associated Press

Archbishop John Nienstedt made a false statement when he testified earlier this year about his knowledge of an abusive priest’s past, according to a report Thursday by Minnesota Public Radio News.

“The station reported that during his April 2 sworn deposition, Nienstedt said he had learned about the prior conviction of the Rev. Gilbert Gustafson ‘during the last six months.’

“But letters obtained by MPR show that a parishioner wrote to Nienstedt about Gustafson in 2008. The parishioner said Gustafson had a criminal conviction and was working as a consultant for Twin Cities parishes.”

By Associated Press on Crunow.com — Click here to read the rest of this story.

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