In case you missed our most-read stories last month…
From the death in Brazil of liberation theology hero Bishop Pedro Casaldáliga or the US Church between social justice unrest and November’s presidential elections to a brave German abbess prosecuted for sheltering refugees, here’s what you read on Novena in August:
10. Theologian denounces “patriarchal and priestly worldview in which churchmen have been educated to feel doubly superior” to women
9. Pedro Casaldàliga, Spanish-born ‘bishop of the poor’ in Brazil and hero of liberation theology, dies at 92
8. Calling out “call-outs”: how to bring charity to the social justice movement and why it’s important
Also by Matt Kappadakunnel:
5. Female Catholic priest, to hierarchy: “If you don’t want women to celebrate the sacraments, console and bless… stop baptising us!”
4. Vatican archbishop issues plea not to ideologise pro-life cause as abortion becomes weapon in US presidential race
1. German abbess prosecuted for sheltering refugees says she would accept jail term with a “clear conscience”
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