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Under a new change to Canon law, Latin-rite Catholic deacons may not preside at a wedding when one or both of the new spouses are members of an Eastern Catholic church, reports the Catholic News Service.
Ever since Francis released Amoris Laetitia, there's been discussion regarding what it actually means for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics. We may have a new clue, courtesy of the Pope's former archdiocese in Argentina, says Crux.
In 2006, 14 men were ordained to the Permanent Diaconate for the Archdiocese of Perth. A decade on, the Deacons talk to The eRecord about how their work has inspired them. Bringing people back to the Church and helping them recommit to God has brought great joy to Permanent Deacons John Kiely and Bruce Talbot over the past decade. Passing on the faith to others, particularly those who had become estranged from the Church, was named by both men, as a highlight of their ministry so far. (25/08/2016)
Can someone die happy? Isn't the death process itself excruciating? What does it mean to have a happy death, asks Ron Rolheiser (19/08/2016)
Pope Francis named just one woman from the Western Hemisphere to his commission on women deacons. That would be me. So, what happens next? Fact is, I do not know, writes Phyllis Zagano, in NCR Online. (19/08/2016)
When I was asked by a reporter last week whether I favored women deacons, I hesitated and finally responded, "If there are male deacons, there should be female deacons. (11/08/2016)
There is one minority group that is more persecuted than any other in the world, persecuted more frequently, more widely, and with more intensity. Yet you will hardly ever hear about it in the Western media, writes Greg Sheridan. (08/08/2016)
Pope Francis has told more than a million pilgrim youths gathered on a vast plain in Kraków to proclaim hope "with a smile and open arms" and be the vanguard of a "new humanity" that breaks down borders, reports NCR Online. Read on (01/08/2016)