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Should Confession be Evaluated by Our Catholic Church?

Should Confession be Evaluated by Our Catholic Church?

Much has been written (thanks, PG faith writer Peter Smith) lately concerning the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh’s six-county 2018 reorganization and consolidation of its staying 192 parishes. This will be executed to counteract the loss of parishioners, deficiency of priests and growing debt in the diocese. Named “On Mission for the Church Alive,” this restructuring, for me, is a temporary repair that does little to address the continuing and accelerating attrition of practicing Roman Catholics in the Pittsburgh Diocese. And,…

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New Horizons for Catholicism in India

New Horizons for Catholicism in India

President Barack Obama’s red carpet this week the first state visit of Obama’s presidency, for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, is clearly calculated to deepen ties with among the world’s emerging superpowers. With a huge population of 1.2 billion, India has consistently been a possible world-wide titan, but now it’s increasingly using that ability. An underappreciated stage about India’s rise, nevertheless, is that it’s also home to some of the remarkable increase in Christianity everywhere on earth. That contains the…

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