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Pope Francis Hints He Might One Day Retire
Originally Posted: 08/20/2014 - 9:39am | Type: Blog

Addressing journalists on his return from his intense five-day visit to South Korea late August 18, Pope Francis bantered with reporters and lightheartedly said he may only have “two or three” years left to li ...

Reformist Priest Sees Potential Ally in Pope Francis
Originally Posted: 07/23/2013 - 9:43am | Type: Blog

An Austrian priest who’s been banned from speaking at Roman Catholic churches during his three-week U.S. tour said Pope Francis could be an ally in reforming the Catholic Church, but said it will take more tha ...

Church Whistle-Blowers Join Forces on Abuse
Originally Posted: 05/21/2013 - 9:36am | Type: Blog

Priests and nuns have quietly banded together to support victims and speak out against protection of sexual predators in the Roman Catholic Church. A group of priests and nuns, ...

‘In a Time of Hunger:’ The New Archbishop's Social and Spiritual Challenges On The Road to Canterbury
Originally Posted: 04/30/2013 - 8:52am | Type: Blog

“[O]nly 40% of churchgoers are convinced that the new Archbishop of Canterbury can resolve the problems of the Church of England," said the new Archbishop, Justin Welby, in his Easter sermon last month. & ...

Can Pope Francis Really Reform the Vatican?
Originally Posted: 04/08/2013 - 8:56am | Type: Blog

Pope Francis has won widespread acclaim thus far in his nascent papacy with popular gestures like washing the feet of juveniles during Holy Week and refusing many papal perks. But now comes the hard part of hi ...

Pope Francis a Huge Hit With U.S. Catholics (For Now)
Originally Posted: 04/05/2013 - 1:10pm | Type: Blog

He has been Pope Francis for less than a month, but the keep-it-simple prelate from Argentina is a wow with American Catholics — at least for now. He has been Pope Francis for l ...

Honest Questions About the Argentine Pope
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 11:46am | Type: Blog

Even as a non-Catholic, I was filled with hope when an Argentine cardinal said to be passionate about serving the poor stepped onto the balcony overlooking St. Peter’s Square as Pope Francis. ...