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Quinn's examination of Vatican I and infallibility is his final gift

Distinctly Catholic: In Revered and Reviled, the book he finished before his death, Archbishop John R. Quinn renews appreciation for the complementarity of the two Vatican Councils.

Nouwen and Merton left trails for spiritual seekers to follow

Pioneers: At a recent gathering at Yale Divinity School, people who knew Frs. Henri Nouwen and Thomas Merton shared their impressions with 170-some people looking deeper into where spiritual life was leading them. For one, the priests wrote their books at a time when the word "spirituality" wasn't prominent in our language -- especially in the church.

US Catholics join pope in press for more ambitious climate action at COP23

The calls for increased ambition came as COP23, the United Nations climate summit, wound down in Bonn, Germany.

Long Island abuse victims face Dec. 21 deadline for compensation

Different deadlines for three compensation programs have created confusion in cases involving priests who victimized children in a diocese where they were not ordained, says attorney.

Bishop McElroy decries extremism on religious freedom, calls for solidarity in American politics

In an address at Georgetown University, Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego criticized both extremes in the fight over religious freedom and called for public consensus based on solidarity.

Georgetown panel talks racism, religion

A powerful panel of speakers addressed a capacity crowd at Georgetown University's Dahlgren Chapel Nov. 13 on the pernicious sin of racism and the church's role in both perpetuating and combating it.