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In Praise of Not Knowing

Article from CWS member Jennifer Reek, originally published on The Sacred Heart University website. 6th February 2020. In his December column ‘Apologies, Apologies, More Apologies,’ my fellow blog contributor Myroslaw Tataryn challenges clerical certainty. “The human mind can never fully fathom the divine,” he writes. “Yet, somehow, over the centuries, the Church has forgotten


This Is Not Fine

Article from CWS member Jennifer Reek, originally published on the Sacred Hearts University website. 27th June 2019 There is a meme called “This Is Fine” that is so right for our cultural moment it is constantly reworked, reposted, revisioned, reanimated—gone viral, as they say. Begun as a comic by K.C. Green titled “The Pills Aren’t Working”


Book Launch – Janina La Papita

Things Seen and Unseen June 2019 We are proud to share details of the publication of CWS member Janina La Papita's first full length poetry book, "Things Seen and Unseen." Published by Mosaic Press. Things Seen and Unseen marks the debut poetry collection from Jeannine Marie Pitas. Jeannine Marie Pitas hails from Buffalo, New York. She


Women’s Leadership in the Church: Increasing but Incomplete

CWS member Katie Lacz responds to a recent  piece by Pia de Solenni in America magazine about women deacons and women in Church leadership. 24th June 2019 A recent article about what the conversation about women in the diaconate “gets wrong” about Catholic women in leadership, while it rightfully lifts up and celebrates lay


With Gratitude to my Spam Filter

Blog post from CWS member Mary Pezzulo, originally published on Patheos.com 14th June 2019 We’ve been talking about sexual abuse and harassment in the Church for quite some time now; we’ve also been discussing modesty on and off. Interestingly enough, I just yesterday found out that my Disqus spam filter randomly decided on a few words that it


Why does Francis’ passion for justice and unity stop short of women?

Article from CWS member and NCR journalist, Jamie Manson, originally published on ncronline.org 13th May 2019 In June 2016, just after Pope Francis announced he would create a commission for the study of the history of women deacons in the Catholic Church, he joked to journalists, "When you want something not to be resolved, make


Pope wants wider discussion on women deacons, commission member Zagano says

Article from the National Catholic Reporter by Joshua McElwee, reporting on the recent comments from CWS member Phyllis Zagano 14th May 2019 VATICAN CITY — In speaking publicly about the disagreement among the members of the Vatican's commission on the history of women deacons in the Catholic Church, Pope Francis is seeking to broaden the

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