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Group says Fort Worth bishop overstepping his authority, asks Vatican for his removal

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FORT WORTH, Texas — A group upset with decisions made by Fort Worth Bishop Michael Olson has sent a petition to Rome calling for his removal or resignation.

Steve Knobbe, president of the Laity in Unity Foundation said in an interview Friday that the petition and letter were sent to the Vatican and to the the Vatican’s ambassador to the U.S...Read more

Lord's Prayer is 'problematic' due to 'oppressively patriarchal' reference, says Church of England leader

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The language in the Lord’s Prayer might be “problematic” for some people, the archbishop of York said Friday during his address to a meeting of the Church of England’s ruling body.

The Most Rev. Stephen Cottrell, the archbishop of York, was specifically referring to the words “Our Father,” which opens the prayer that Jesus taught ...Read more


Pope taps US priest known for LGBTQ advocacy to join Vatican meeting on mission of Catholic church

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Pope Francis has selected a Jesuit priest known for his LGBTQ advocacy to take part in a weeks-long gathering of bishops and laypeople later this year.

The Rev. James Martin was one of several high-profile U.S. clerical leaders to be appointed by Francis to participate in the synod of bishops, a closely watched and likely consequential meeting ...Read more