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Francis, the comic strip

Francis, the comic strip: Brother Leo has been kidnapped! But is this part of his plan?

Polish bishops, at Vatican, call punishment for abuse cover-up lopsided

The president of the Polish bishops' conference said that in meetings with a Vatican official, several church leaders criticized "disproportionate punishments" inflicted on bishops accused of cover-ups in comparison with convicted abusers.

LA church's jubilee year a chance to face sins of California mission history

Commentary: To be Catholic in California is to hunger for the church to account for its problematic mission past. But the jubilee year in the Los Angeles Archdiocese does not appear thus far to be a vehicle for historical redress.

Links: Palm oil corruption; the blue-collar struggle for social justice

Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: Report exposes palm oil industry's labor abuses, environmental degradation; Farah Stockman writes about workers who broke barriers but eventually lost their jobs; Elisha Wiesel on Zionism.

Future womanpriest 'Father Anne' blames God for leading her towards ordination

Anne Tropeano has chosen to be ordained as a Roman Catholic priest, thus breaking the Catholic Church's ban on the ordination of women and crossing the threshold of formal excommunication. "God is asking me to do this," she says.

Abuse report only first step in long reckoning for French Catholic Church

Commentary: The French church is engulfed in a major and perhaps fatal crisis due to a devastating report on 70 years of sexual abuse by at least 3,000 clerics and laypeople working for Catholic organizations.

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Pencil Preaching for Thursday, October 13, 2021

St. John Paul II—It is pleasant to spend time with him …

It is pleasant to spend time with him, to lie close to his breast like the Beloved Disciple (see John 13:25) and to feel the infinite love present in his heart. — St. John Paul II

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Italy high court nixes arrest warrant for Vatican suspect

Italy's highest court has annulled an arrest warrant for a key suspect in the Vatican’s fraud and extortion trial, his lawyers said Wednesday, putting into question whether and when he might be extradited from Britain.

Judge orders Baltimore to allow protest by Church Militant at bishops' meeting

A federal judge has sided with the far right-wing Catholic group Church Militant in its quest to overturn the city of Baltimore's cancellation of its planned protest during the U.S. bishops' meeting there this November.