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Vatican formally opens debate on married priests

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press
The Vatican has formally opened debate on letting married men be ordained as priests in remote parts of the Amazon where priests are so few that Catholics can go weeks or months without attending a Mass.

Finding a home in today's Church

The Catholic Church can feel like a tired place struggling to adjust to modern challenges, writes Brian McKee. A conference this month aims to replace the sense of frustration with one of hope

Book matters

A Faith matters round-up of the latest recommended reading

Opinion: What's the best a man can be?

Oisín Walsh
Concepts like 'toxic masculinity' and 'male privilege' have put the question of what it means to be a man under scrutiny like never before. Oisín Walsh asks what men are supposed to do about this, and considers a Christian response

Building for future generations

William Scholes
As the Church of Ireland General Synod opens in Derry today, Archbishop of Armagh Richard Clarke talks to William Scholes

Martin Henry: Is there a 'problem of evil'?

Martin Henry
Fr Martin Henry considers the reality of evil and suffering - possibly the strongest, or at least the most persistently raised, argument against the existence of a good God, and a major exhibit in the case for atheism

Martin Henry: Man is God's risk

Fr Martin Henry
Through the Resurrection of Jesus, God gives us the hope that we - who share our humanity with those involved in the Crucifixion - may also be raised up, says Fr Martin Henry

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