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    On women clergy, Pope Francis fears 'disease' of clericalism

    On the way back from Sweden, Pope Francis appeared to suggest that the Church's ban on women priests is "forever." What that doesn't address is where he may come down on women deacons, which seems harder to handicap -- but the right place to start is his aversion to clericalism.

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    Pope speaks on refugees, women priests, Protestants, and more

    Pope Francis on Tuesday said that fear is a poor adviser for countries struggling to set policies for immigrants and refugees, suggested that Catholicism's ban on women priests is "forever," and also confirmed that the Vatican will participate in talks to try to address Venezuela's tensions under President Nicolas Maduro.

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    What's missing in 2016 election? In a word, 'formation'

    19th-century France, Emmanuel d’Alzon, founder of the Augustinians of the Assumption, was as disgusted with politics as many Americans are in 2016, and he correctly diagnosed the problem: People weren't being properly formed, and as a result, passion prevailed over prudence.


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