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Legislative session produces wins on poverty, justice but setbacks on life issues

OLYMPIA – In this year’s short and frenzied state legislative session, Washington’s bishops never eased up, battling the abortion mandate for all health care plans issued in the state and advocating to repeal the death penalty. They testified before committees. They met with the governor, lieutenant governor and legislators. And through the Washington State Catholic Conference, which lobbies for the state’s...


A case for priestly celibacy

There is a very bad argument for celibacy which has reared its head throughout the tradition and which is, even today, defended by some. It runs something like this: Married life is morally and spiritually suspect; priests, as religious leaders, should be spiritual athletes above reproach; therefore, priests shouldn’t be married. 

Bishop Robert Barron


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