October 26, 2019

Synod calls for more church roles for women, but stops short of diaconate

Members of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon asked that women be given leadership roles in the Catholic Church, although they stopped short of calling for women deacons.
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Synod document: New ministries can serve evangelization in Amazon

To proclaim the Gospel message of hope, the Catholic Church in the Amazon must open new paths of evangelization in the region, including by instituting new ministries for lay men and women, the Synod of Bishops said.
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Nats fans on World Series: Baltimore in our title, but D.C. in our hearts 

D.C. team loyalty can be hard to shake, according to Washington Nationals fans in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre; Conferral of Promotions and Memorial Mass

The human memory is a wonderful thing. It enables us not only to recall names and faces and pertinent information, but also to remember the persons and events that we regard as important, if not crucial, for the course our lives have taken.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre – Middle Atlantic Lieutenancy; Ceremony of Investiture and Solemn Eucharistic Liturgy

Just as Mary had conceived the her divine Son in the power of the Spirit and walked with him, even if from afar, as his first and best disciple, so now Mary accompanies the Apostles to the Upper Room where the mission of the Church to spread the Gospel will be quickened by the Spirit...
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