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The priesthood is being crucified on the cross of celibacy

By Fr Peter Daly in The National Catholic Reporter, 15 July 2019 We cannot bring about real reform of the Roman Catholic priesthood unless we do away with mandatory celibacy for diocesan priests in the Latin rite. Why would that improve the priesthood? It would make priests more honest about ourselves and sexuality. With real…

How much corruption can we tolerate in the church before we leave?

By Donald Cozzens in The National Catholic Reporter (USA), 18 June 2019 After reading James Carroll's lengthy lament in The Atlantic on the corruption in the Catholic Church and its priestly caste, I remembered reading an article in America magazine by the late Jesuit theologian Walter Burghardt. "In the course of half a century," the weathered scholar…

Will the next prime minister have democratic legitimacy, and why it matters

'And so help us God. For with Boris in charge, we will need it.' Conservative party leadership contender Boris Johnson at the Houses of Parliament, in Westminster, London, on 26 June. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/PA Images From Clifford Longley in THE TABLET, 27 June 2019 The second most alarming thing about the state of British politics…