Vatican

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A Brief History of Papal Resignations

The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, announced for February 28, is an action virtually without precedent. No pope has resigned in modern times. No pope …

By Daniel Bornstein

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The Nuns Not on the Bus

Last April, the Vatican issued an 8-page document addressed to the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the major association of American nuns. The “doctrinal assessment” …

By Mark Oppenheimer

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American Sisters Haven’t Strayed. The Vatican Has.

In April, the Vatican censured the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCRW), a body that represents more than 80 percent of American sisters. After a …

By Amy Koehlinger

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Maine

A Spiritual Frontier Opens for Business.

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