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Murdered Nuns Laid to Rest in the Congo as Crime Investigation Continues
Originally Posted: 09/12/2014 - 4:10pm | Type: Blog

Three elderly Italian nuns murdered in Burundi were laid to rest Sept. 11 in a Xaverian cemetery in the Democratic Republic of Congo amid heightened calls for action about their death. ...

Fallout in the Neighborhood When a Catholic School Closes
Originally Posted: 08/21/2014 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

What happens to a community when a Roman Catholic school closes its doors? What happens to a community when a Roman Catholic school closes its doors? That’s the question  Nico ...

Catholic Sisters Are Redefining Leadership
Originally Posted: 08/20/2014 - 9:59am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger True power is energy that bears fruit. A new model of leadership that’s been refined in the ...

Pope Francis Apologizes for Persecution of Pentecostals
Originally Posted: 07/28/2014 - 2:54pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis sought forgiveness for decades of persecution of Italian Pentecostals when he met with around 300 evangelicals from the U.S., Argentina, and Italy in the southern town of Caserta on Monday. ...

COMMENTARY: Islam Is Just the Latest U.S. Scapegoat
Originally Posted: 07/21/2014 - 4:29pm | Type: Blog

Historians have a term we call the scapegoating concept of history. This is the idea that people tend to look for others to blame — scapegoats — for their condition. They then attack that group even if it had ...

Party Ties, Not Religious Ones, Drive Down Obama's Approval Rating
Originally Posted: 07/11/2014 - 5:07pm | Type: Blog

Most Christians don’t approve of President Obama right now, but he gets high ratings from Muslims and other minority religious groups. Most Christians don’t approve of President ...

Church of England Set to Vote on Women Bishops
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 2:34pm | Type: Blog

Women’s rights activists greeted with delight signs the Church of England is poised to relent and allow women to be consecrated as bishops. CANTERBURY, England — Women’s rights ac ...

Sins of Omission
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 10:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Jennifer Moon Tea Party Catholic: The Catholic Case for Limited Government, a Free Economy, and Human Flourishing. The Crossroad Publishi ...

University of Dayton, a Catholic University, Moves to Divest from Fossil Fuels
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 5:35pm | Type: Blog

Another Christian school moves to divest – this time, a Catholic university Another Christian school moves to divest – this time, a Catholic university Just one week after Sere ...

Immigration Reform 2014: Evangelical, Catholic Leaders Mathew Staver, Jim Wallis And Thomas Wenski Continue Call For Reform
Originally Posted: 06/05/2014 - 3:37pm | Type: Press

June 1, 2014 Sojo in the News Crossmap ...

COMMENTARY: Cardinal John O'Connor Would Have Made a Great Rabbi
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 5:05pm | Type: Blog

In April 1908, Dorothy Gumple, a 19-year-old Jewish woman living in Connecticut, converted to Roman Catholicism. In April 1908, Dorothy Gumple, a 19-year-old Jewish woman living ...

Hispanic Catholics Differ with Evangelicals — and with the Church
Originally Posted: 05/08/2014 - 11:55am | Type: Blog

The Pew Research Center’s look at “The Shifting Religious Identity of Latinos in the United States” also examined their beliefs, behavior, and views on social issues. The Pew Rese ...

Sikhs Honor Police Officer Shot During Attack on Wisconsin Temple
Originally Posted: 04/14/2014 - 4:18pm | Type: Blog

Brian Murphy attended Catholic Mass regularly, both before and after he took 12 bullets while trying to defend a Sikh temple in Wisconsin from a gunman in 2012. Brian Murphy atten ...

WATCH: Fox News' 'Preferential Option for the Rich'
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 1:33pm | Type: Press

March 21, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Catholics, Evangelicals Press GOP On Immigration
Originally Posted: 03/13/2014 - 2:23pm | Type: Press

March 13, 2014 Sojo in the News Donna Cassata ...

Behind the Numbers: Religious 'Nones' May Not Be Who You Think They Are
Originally Posted: 03/13/2014 - 11:43am | Type: Blog

In recent surveys, the religious “nones” — as in, “none of the above” — appear to lead in the faith marketplace. In fact, “none” could soon be the dominant label U.S. adults pick when asked to describe their r ...

Prophetic Preaching: 'One of The Priests is Receiving Death Threats'
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 1:22pm | Type: Blog

If prophetic preaching on global injustices is to be effective, it has to take up strong collaborative efforts, creativity, and opportunities for specific actions that instill hope. ...

Catholic, Evangelical Leaders Release Letter To Congress On Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 2:56pm | Type: Press

March 5, 2014 Sojo in the News Francesca Norsen Tate ...

Immigration Reform News 2014: Religious Leaders Join Together To Pressure Republicans To Pass Reform Bill
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 4:01pm | Type: Press

February 28, 2014 Sojo in the News Selena Hill ...

Utah's Bishop Wester Joins Other Catholics, Evangelicals In Immigration Push
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 12:29pm | Type: Press

February 26, 2014 Sojo in the News Peggy Flatcher Stack ...

Catholic, Evangelicals Team Up Against House GOP On Immigration
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 12:22pm | Type: Press

February 26, 2014 Sojo in the News Suzanne Gamboa ...

Christian Tag Team Pushes Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 02/27/2014 - 5:41pm | Type: Press

February 27, 2014 Sojo in the News Catholic News Service ...

Pass Immigration Reform This Year, Catholic And Evangelical Leaders Ask Congress
Originally Posted: 02/27/2014 - 5:37pm | Type: Press

February 27, 2014 Sojo in the News Napp Nazworth ...

Survey: Americans Turn Sharply Favorable on Gay Issues
Originally Posted: 02/27/2014 - 12:43pm | Type: Blog

Americans’ attitudes toward the lives and choices of gays and lesbians have changed radically since Massachusetts first legalized same — sex marriage a decade ago. Americans’ atti ...

A Shift in Priorities?
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Pope Francis wants deputies, not darlings. IN MINDANAO, Philippines, a cheer went up: May ...

Christians in the Sudan Face Travel Restrictions, Cardinal Says
Originally Posted: 01/23/2014 - 3:35pm | Type: Blog

For Christians living in predominantly Muslim Sudan, travel restrictions are making life more difficult each day, a Roman Catholic cardinal said. For Christians living in predomin ...

College Debt Factor in Men and Women Entering Religious Life, CARA Survey Finds
Originally Posted: 01/23/2014 - 12:28pm | Type: Blog

Debt from college loans makes some men and women postpone joining a religious community, according to a survey of men and women professing final vows in a religious order. Debt fr ...

LISTEN: Jim Wallis Talks Pope Francis
Originally Posted: 07/07/2014 - 10:20am | Type: Blog

Listen in as Jim Wallis and Sojourners CEO Rob Wilson-Black kick off the new year with a discussion on Pope Francis and the new Pope's influential presence in all kinds of media. ...

Without Exception
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Blog

After many years of living in solidarity with my people, studying the scriptures, and looking closely at the model of Jesus, I can wholeheartedly agree that, as a rule, "God does not reveal himself in str ...

2013 Marked Shifts in Views on Social Issues
Originally Posted: 12/30/2013 - 11:34am | Type: Blog

The year 2013 ushered in a number of data milestones in American public opinion. Here is a sampling reported by the Pew Research Center. The year 2013 ushered in a number of data ...

Pope Francis: An Imitation of Christ
Originally Posted: 12/19/2013 - 5:36pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis is TIME's Person of the Year. But that is only because Jesus is his Person of the Day — every day. Pope Francis is  TIME's Person of the Year . But t ...

Koch Brothers’ Donation to Catholic University Stirs Protests
Originally Posted: 12/16/2013 - 3:58pm | Type: Blog

Dozens of Catholic leaders are protesting the decision by the Catholic University of America to accept a large donation from the foundation of Charles Koch, a billionaire industrialist who is an influential su ...

Pope Francis Is Not a Standard Bearer for the Right or the Left
Originally Posted: 12/09/2013 - 4:58pm | Type: Blog

What Francis is doing is prophetic, not political, and we should recognize that he’s playing, to his credit, in a whole different arena. It’s one thing to say  kind words  about ...

The Two Jacks: Contrasting Takes on C.S. Lewis and JFK’s Public and Private Faiths
Originally Posted: 11/19/2013 - 5:29pm | Type: Blog

In November of 1963, C. S. “Jack” Lewis knew he was dying. In November of 1963, C. S. “Jack” Lewis knew he was dying. The Irish-born literary scholar, children’s author, and Chri ...

A New Hope: Pope Francis and Reform of Papacy
Originally Posted: 11/13/2013 - 3:48pm | Type: Blog

For the first time in a while, I'm feeling optimistic about the direction of the Catholic church's hierarchy in general and about the office of the papacy in particular. ...

Catholic Bishops Challenged to Adapt to Pope Francis’ Priorities
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 12:02pm | Type: Blog

As the U.S. Catholic bishops began their annual fall meeting on Monday, they were directly challenged by Pope Francis’ personal representative to be pastors and not ideologues — the first step of what could be ...

Faith and the Executioner
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 10:26am | Type: Magazine Article

Tobias Winright Where Justice and Mercy Meet: Catholic Opposition to the Death Penalty. Liturgical Press. IN ...

St. Louis Archdiocese Orders End to Alcohol at Youth Events
Originally Posted: 11/01/2013 - 3:09pm | Type: Blog

The Archdiocese of St. Louis is putting an end to alcohol sales at youth-related events. The Archdiocese of St. Louis is putting an end to alcohol sales at youth-related events. ...

3 Ways the Vatican Could Allow Divorced Catholics Back to Communion
Originally Posted: 11/01/2013 - 11:24am | Type: Blog

While the first months of Pope Francis’ pontificate have been marked by his attention to the poor and his “Who am I to judge” attitude on homosexuality, his pledge to tackle the ban on Communion for divorced a ...

Supreme Court Affirms Monks’ Right to Sell Caskets
Originally Posted: 10/22/2013 - 3:24pm | Type: Blog

A group of Catholic monks can continue selling their handmade caskets after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from Louisiana funeral directors. A group of Catholic ...

Judge in N.J. Same-Sex Marriage Case has Deep Catholic Roots
Originally Posted: 10/18/2013 - 4:59pm | Type: Blog

The judge who declared same-sex marriage legal in New Jersey was raised a Catholic in Bayonne, a place where the locals still use their church — not their neighborhood — to define where they’re from. ...

Stephen Colbert on Pope Francis, Cardinal Dolan and (of Course) Stephen Colbert
Originally Posted: 10/18/2013 - 4:50pm | Type: Blog

The great and the good — and lots of politicians and TV pundits, too — gathered Thursday to hear comedian Stephen Colbert roast and toast everyone from Pope Francis to his host for the evening, Cardinal Timoth ...

Hispanics Increasingly Identify as 'Nones'
Originally Posted: 10/17/2013 - 4:01pm | Type: Blog

The number of Hispanic-Americans who say they adhere to no religion is growing and now rivals the number of Hispanic evangelicals, a new study has found. The number of Hispanic-Am ...

Religious Groups Feel the Pinch of Government Shutdown
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 10:23am | Type: Blog

As the government shutdown enters its second week, some religious groups are starting to feel the pinch, and they’re also finding ways to reach out. As the government shutdown ent ...

When Catholic Schools Fire Gay Teachers, Laity Push Back
Originally Posted: 10/07/2013 - 11:55am | Type: Blog

A recent spate of sackings at Catholic institutions — about eight in the past two years — is wrenching for dioceses and Catholic schools, where some deem these decisions required and righteous, and others see ...

Read: On God's Side
Originally Posted: 10/07/2013 - 10:29am | Type: Press

October 7, 2013 Sojo in the News Heidi Schlumpf ...

Pope Francis: A Selected Overview Of Recent Conversations
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 2:33pm | Type: Press

October 3, 2013 Sojo in the News Examiner.com ...

Pope Francis Holds ‘Encouraging’ Reform Talks with Cardinals
Originally Posted: 10/02/2013 - 2:34pm | Type: Blog

The special committee of eight cardinals created by Pope Francis with the goal of dramatically reforming the Vatican’s governance got off to an “encouraging” start, the Vatican’s chief spokesman said Wednesday ...

Pope Francis Fires Warning Shot at Church’s ‘Top-Down’ Bureaucracy
Originally Posted: 10/01/2013 - 4:26pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis has once again given a startlingly candid interview that reinforces his vision of a Catholic Church that engages the world and helps the poor rather than pursuing culture wars, and one “that is no ...

Saint G.K. Chesterton? Some Delight, Others Worry About Effort to Canonize Writer
Originally Posted: 09/30/2013 - 4:33pm | Type: Blog

Christians and Jews are mounting campaigns for and against a path to sainthood for British writer G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936), one of the world’s best-known Catholic converts. Chr ...