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From 30,000 Feet, Pope Francis Reaches Out to Beijing
Originally Posted: 08/15/2014 - 9:55am | Type: Blog

At Beijing’s oldest Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, Mary Zhang, 54, eagerly awaited the arrival of Pope Francis—at cruising altitude. “I’m very excited. It’s the first time the pope has flown over China,” ...

US Must 'Destroy' Islamic State, Say Religious Conservatives
Originally Posted: 08/13/2014 - 1:58pm | Type: Blog

A coalition of more than 50 religious leaders, led by mostly conservative Catholic, evangelical, and Jewish activists, is calling on President Obama to sharply escalate military action against Islamic extremis ...

On Iraq Pope Francis' Message of Peace Meets Realities of War
Originally Posted: 08/11/2014 - 2:19pm | Type: Blog

Even as Francis called on the international community to find “an efficient political solution that can stop these crimes,” the Vatican also tried to make peace with the idea that U.S. military strikes that be ...

No 'Pope Francis Effect' on Capitol Hill Gridlock
Originally Posted: 08/04/2014 - 3:55pm | Type: Blog

How partisan and unproductive is the current Congress? How partisan and unproductive is the current Congress? The epitome of its dysfunction may have arrived with last week’s ...

Jesuits Tell Their Alumni in Congress: Protect Border Children
Originally Posted: 08/04/2014 - 1:41pm | Type: Blog

American Jesuits are pushing members of Congress who were educated at the Catholic order’s schools to pass aid for thousands of refugee children who have surged across the border in Texas in recent months, cal ...

SNAP's Clergy Abuse Victims Mark 25 Years and Eye New Targets
Originally Posted: 07/29/2014 - 4:10pm | Type: Blog

When victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests first organized into a small band of volunteer activists in the late 1980s, reports of clergy molesting children were still new and relatively few. Most were mi ...

Meriam Ibrahim, Finally Freed from Sudan, Meets with Pope Francis
Originally Posted: 07/28/2014 - 2:22pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis met Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian woman spared a death sentence for apostasy in Sudan, at the Vatican on Thursday after she was flown to Rome by the Italian government following a vigorous interna ...

Pope Francis Apologizes for Persecution of Pentecostals
Originally Posted: 07/28/2014 - 1:54pm | 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. ...

Why Is Pope Francis Spending so Much Time Going after the Mafia?
Originally Posted: 07/21/2014 - 3:24pm | Type: Blog

It began with the murder of an innocent 3-year-old boy who burned to death in his grandfather’s car in a Mafia ambush in January. It began with the murder of an innocent 3-year-o ...

Pope Francis Appeals for Peace with Shimon Peres, Mahmoud Abbas
Originally Posted: 07/18/2014 - 2:55pm | Type: Blog

As Israel continued its ground offensive into the Gaza Strip, Pope Francis urged Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to end the spiraling conflict. ...

Moving Churches to Discuss the Morality of Climate Change
Originally Posted: 07/15/2014 - 3:41pm | Type: Blog

Rabbi Moti Rieber travels the politically red state of Kansas armed with the book of Genesis, a psalm and even the words of Jesus to lecture church audiences, or sermonize if they’ll let him, about the threat ...

Vatican Editor Says England’s Female Bishops Vote 'Complicates' Relations
Originally Posted: 07/15/2014 - 2:43pm | Type: Blog

The Church of England’s vote to allow female bishops threatens unity with the Catholic Church, according to the editor of the Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano. The Church o ...

Pope Francis: End the 'Racist and Xenophobic' Approach to Migrants Along U.S.-Mexico Border
Originally Posted: 07/15/2014 - 2:38pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis on Tuesday waded into the controversy of the wave of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, calling for an end to racism against migrants and pushing the U.S. to offer greater pr ...

Pope Francis Raises Eyebrows by Saying Pedophile Priests Include 'Bishops and Cardinals'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2014 - 3:33pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis has provoked a debate within the Catholic Church after being quoted as saying that one in 50 Catholic clerics is a pedophile. Pope Francis has provoked a debate withi ...

Pope Francis' Promised Reforms Start to Take Shape with New Leaders for Vatican Bank
Originally Posted: 07/09/2014 - 3:28pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis’ promised reforms of the Vatican bureaucracy are starting to take shape, with new leaders appointed to oversee the troubled Vatican bank and plans to overhaul the Catholic Church’s approach to glo ...

See the First-Ever 'Papal High-five'
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 8:16am | Type: Blog

What does it take to produce the first-ever papal high-five? A meeting with American televangelists, apparently. What does it take to produce the first-ever papal high-five? A mee ...

Vatican Bank Profits Tumble as Pope Francis Orders an Overhaul
Originally Posted: 07/08/2014 - 2:58pm | Type: Blog

Profits plunged by more than $100 million at the Vatican bank last year after thousands of accounts were shut down in a radical overhaul of the scandal-scarred institution. Profit ...

Religious Procession Past Mafia Boss' Home Irks Italy's Catholic Clergy
Originally Posted: 07/08/2014 - 10:41am | Type: Blog

Only two weeks after Pope Francis announced he was excommunicating the Mafia, a religious procession in southern Italy has provoked uproar after paying homage to a convicted mobster. ...

Pope Francis' Meeting with Abuse Victims Wasn't a PR Stunt, Vatican Says
Originally Posted: 07/07/2014 - 3:20pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis on Monday held his first meeting with victims of clergy sex abuse, begging for forgiveness and promising to hold “accountable” the bishops who were complicit in covering up for predatory priests. ...

The Rich Get Richer
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 9:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Ninety-five percent of all economic gains in the U.S. since the Great Recession went to the top 1 percent. What does our gro ...

Vatican's UN Envoy Says Bishop's Defrocking Shows Church Takes Abuse Seriously
Originally Posted: 07/02/2014 - 2:42pm | Type: Blog

The defrocking of a former Vatican ambassador is a “sign of the seriousness” with which Pope Francis and the Vatican are approaching the clergy sexual abuse scandal, according to the Holy See’s representative ...

Pope Francis By the Numbers
Originally Posted: 07/01/2014 - 4:12pm | Type: Blog

Since his March 2013 installation Mass, Pope Francis has drawn some 6 million attendees to his audiences and Angelus, his Sunday morning address in St. Peter’s Square. He has celebrated 229 daily Masses at his ...

Could Baptizing Children of Gay Couples Become a New Battleground?
Originally Posted: 06/26/2014 - 2:16pm | Type: Blog

The default position for most bishops — reiterated in a major Vatican document released on Thursday — is that if the parents pledge to raise the child Catholic, then no girl or boy should be refused baptism. ...

Vatican Confronts Shifting Landscape on Family Issues
Originally Posted: 06/26/2014 - 1:45pm | Type: Blog

Faced with a cultural landscape that’s shifting faster than the church’s ability to keep up, Catholic bishops are looking for new approaches toward unmarried couples, divorced people, and single parents who ar ...

Globe-trotting Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Is Almost 84, and Working Harder than Ever
Originally Posted: 06/16/2014 - 1:48pm | Type: Blog

The day before a newly-elected Pope Francis was to be formally installed at the Vatican in 2013, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was celebrating Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica when he passed out at the altar and had ...

Catholic, Orthodox Bishops Push for More Married Priests
Originally Posted: 06/09/2014 - 4:02pm | Type: Blog

Top Catholic and Orthodox church officials in North America are calling on the Vatican to let married men become priests in Eastern rite Catholic churches, another sign that optional celibacy could become a fr ...

Pope Francis Calls for 'Courage' Toward Peace Between Israel, Palestine
Originally Posted: 06/09/2014 - 4:03pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis dived into the Middle East peace process on Sunday, urging the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to act with courage and end what he called the “spiral of hatred and violence” during a historic p ...

Developing a Moral Vision for Climate Change
Originally Posted: 06/09/2014 - 2:07pm | Type: Blog

A moral vision able to see the granular risks of climate change comes, I would argue, not from time (Obama’s “future children” or the Pope’s “Creation will destroy us”), but from space. ...

Advisers Urge Pope Francis to Slow Down for a Summer Break
Originally Posted: 06/06/2014 - 3:23pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis has been working nonstop since his election more than a year ago, and he has shown remarkable resilience for a 77-year-old confronted with an array of church crises. ...

No Longer the 'Best Kept Secret'
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 8:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Tom Allio Pope Francis is bringing renewed attention to Catholic social teaching—and not only for Catholics. ...

Renewed Hope: Pope Francis' Prayer at Bethlehem Separation Wall
Originally Posted: 06/02/2014 - 3:34pm | Type: Blog

The most iconic moment during the Pope’s visit to Bethlehem did not take place in the Manger Square, nor the Nativity Church. It took place next to the Separation Wall. Recently I ...

Weekly Wrap 5.30.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 05/30/2014 - 2:39pm | Type: Blog

Weekly Wrap 5.30.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week 1. Your Princess Is in Another Castle: Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds Self-identified nerd Arthu ...

Clergy Abuse Victims Are Divided Over Pope Francis' Offer to Meet
Originally Posted: 05/29/2014 - 10:01am | Type: Blog

Pope Francis’ announcement this week that he would meet with victims of sexual abuse by priests is dividing victim advocates. Pope Francis’ announcement this week that he would me ...

What Does Marco Rubio Believe About Climate Change?
Originally Posted: 05/23/2014 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

If Sen. Rubio believes that humans aren’t causing climate change, who does he believe is? Does he believe that climate change is natural, perhaps an act of God? Why is it so diffi ...

COMMENTARY: In Bethlehem, Pope Francis Can Show His Support for Peace, Justice
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 4:18pm | Type: Blog

The visit of Pope Francis to Palestine has turned into an enormous opportunity for His Holiness to reaffirm his commitment to peace and justice in a land that so desperately craves these things. ...

Pope Francis Eyes Religious Reconciliation on Trip to Holy Land
Originally Posted: 05/21/2014 - 3:10pm | Type: Blog

It sounds a little far-fetched and for some purists perhaps unthinkable: A pope, a rabbi, and a sheik decide to travel to the Holy Land and follow in the steps of Jesus. It sounds ...

Pope Francis Will Take Rabbi and Muslim Leader With Him to Holy Land
Originally Posted: 05/16/2014 - 3:00pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis will be accompanied on his first visit to the Middle East by Argentine Rabbi Abraham Skorka and Muslim leader Omar Abboud — two friends from Buenos Aires. Pope Franci ...

Vatican Says No Movement (Yet) on Sainthood for Oscar Romero
Originally Posted: 05/16/2014 - 2:56pm | Type: Blog

Despite fevered speculation in the media and across Latin America, the Vatican says Pope Francis has not advanced slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero toward sainthood — at least, not yet. ...

Antonio Banderas May Be Cast as Pope Francis in Biopic
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 3:41pm | Type: Blog

Spanish heartthrob Antonio Banderas may be cast in the role of Pope Francis in the first feature film to be made on the life of the Argentine pontiff. Spanish heartthrob Antonio B ...

Evangelicals and Catholics Together Marks 20 Years
Originally Posted: 05/07/2014 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

When evangelicals and Catholics set aside centuries of mutual suspicion 20 years ago, the idea was fairly simple: Even if we can’t always work together, at least let’s not work against each other. ...

Vatican's Doctrine Chief Blasts U.S. Nuns for Disobedience
Originally Posted: 05/05/2014 - 3:19pm | Type: Blog

Catholic nuns in the U.S. have been thumbing their nose at Rome’s demands to toe the doctrinal line and they need to obey or face serious consequences, the Vatican’s enforcer of orthodoxy said in a surprisingl ...

Vatican Could Face Flood of Torture-related Abuse Lawsuits
Originally Posted: 05/05/2014 - 1:56pm | Type: Blog

The Vatican could face a wave of new sexual abuse claims dating back decades if a United Nations inquiry finds that the Roman Catholic Church has violated an international treaty against torture and inhuman tr ...

Argument Over Pope Francis' 'Inequality' Tweet Misses the Point
Originally Posted: 04/30/2014 - 9:37am | Type: Blog

But this latest interchange, happening of course between Catholics in the global “North,” misses the real point. The latest dust-up about the unscripted words of Pope Francis came ...

Vatican Says Bureaucratic Reforms Won't Happen Until 2015
Originally Posted: 04/29/2014 - 2:09pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis and his council of eight cardinals are unlikely to complete a radical shakeup of the Holy See’s administration, or Curia, before 2015, the Vatican said Tuesday. Pope ...

Pope Francis: Giving the Work Back to the People at a Rate They Can Stand
Originally Posted: 04/29/2014 - 12:24pm | Type: Blog

This weekend, more than 800,000 spectators crowded the St. Peter’s Square area while 500,000 more watched on giant screens around Rome as Pope Francis canonized Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. ...

Pope Francis Broaches a Rare Topic: Abortion
Originally Posted: 04/25/2014 - 3:47pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis reiterated his strong opposition to abortion on Friday, saying it “compounds the grief of many women” already succumbing to what he called the “pressures of secular culture.” ...

Are Married Priests Next on Pope Francis' Reform Agenda?
Originally Posted: 04/25/2014 - 3:43pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis likes to say that he prefers to raise questions rather than issue edicts or change doctrine, and he has certainly generated plenty of debate with his off-the-cuff remarks about gays and his cold-c ...

President Obama Pens Pope Francis Piece for Time's 100 Most Influential List
Originally Posted: 04/24/2014 - 10:08am | Type: Blog

Time magazine has released its annual 100 Most Influential people list, and, to no one's surprise, Pope Francis is featured. What may be surprising is who the magazine chose to write about the pontiff — P ...

Does Being Pope Give You an Inside Track to Sainthood?
Originally Posted: 04/23/2014 - 3:11pm | Type: Blog

When Pope Francis canonizes Popes John XXIII and John Paul II on Sunday, Catholics across the spectrum will have reason to cheer: Liberals credit John with opening the church to the modern world in the 1960s, ...

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Originally Posted: 04/21/2014 - 9:15am | Type: Press

April 17, 2014 Sojo in the News Fox News Insider ...