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Cartoon sparks conversations around the role of women in the church

Shortly after Easter, David Hayward, aka “The Naked Pastor” on Instagram, posted this comic:

According to Hayward, there was some backlash, particularly from men.

“The other day I posted a cartoon illustrating women being the first to witness and report the resurrection and that the men were going to take it from there.

It went viral and is still going strong. (Even though I’ve sold prints, someone should own the original drawing!) But what drew my attention was the […]

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Why is the Catholic Church spread so thin in America?

In his address to American Bishops, Pope Francis recommended that they focus on their work as pastors, spending individual, close, time with their congregants. The statistics blog FiveThirtyEight analysed this statement in conjunction with 50 years of data collected by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University.

FiveThirtyEight found that there is only one priest per every 2,600 parishioners, and 20% of parishes don’t have a priest at all. This is the result of a long trend dating […]

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