This week in Origins

Here’s the rundown for the latest edition of Origins: CNS Documentary Service dated Nov. 22:

  • Bishop William S. Skylstad of Spokane, Wash., outgoing president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, reflects on the leadership and authority of bishops. (Subscribers: Click here)
  • The situation in Iraq “remains unacceptable and unsustainable” says a statement approved by the U.S. bishops, who warn that the political and partisan stalemate in Washington over the war mirrors the dangerous political stalemate blocking national reconciliation in Iraq. (Subscribers: Click here)
  • Bishop Thomas G. Wenski of Orlando, Fla., examines the moral questions involved in achieving a “responsible transition” in Iraq. (Subscribers: Click here)
  • A new statement by the official Roman Catholic-Orthodox theological dialogue commission says both churches recognize the primacy of the bishop of Rome but have different understandings of how his primacy is to be exercised, differences that must be studied in greater depth if the churches are to be reconciled. (Subscribers: Click here)
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