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Pope Francis: Giving the Work Back to the People at a Rate They Can Stand
Originally Posted: 04/29/2014 - 1:24pm | 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 - 4:47pm | 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 - 4:43pm | 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 - 11:08am | 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 - 4:11pm | 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, ...

SCHEDULE: Catch Easter Weekend Specials On Fox News Channel
Originally Posted: 04/21/2014 - 10:15am | Type: Press

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

When Pope Francis Washes Women's Feet, Arguments Follow. Who's Right?
Originally Posted: 04/17/2014 - 9:15am | Type: Blog

Pope Francis will also observe the Holy Thursday rite, though not in a cathedral like Morlino but at a center for people with disabilities. There he will wash the feet of a number of residents, all lay people ...

Pope Francis Asks Forgiveness for Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal
Originally Posted: 04/11/2014 - 4:05pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis on Friday asked forgiveness “for the damage” that abusive priests have inflicted on children and pledged that the Catholic Church “will not take one step backward” in efforts to address the crisis ...

Pope Francis Fired 'Bishop Bling.' Will More Follow?
Originally Posted: 03/26/2014 - 5:09pm | Type: Blog

The news that Pope Francis fired — or “accepted the resignation of” — the German churchman known as “Bishop Bling” because of his big-spending ways has touched off speculation among Catholics that other dismis ...

What Pope Francis Can Teach President Obama This Week
Originally Posted: 03/25/2014 - 2:41pm | Type: Blog

Thirty years ago, when the United States established full diplomatic relations with the Holy See, critics of the move fell into two camps. Thirty years ago, when the United States ...

Irish Abuse Victim, Boston Cardinal Named to Vatican Sex Abuse Panel
Originally Posted: 03/24/2014 - 4:31pm | Type: Blog

An Irish woman who was a victim of sexual abuse as a child is among eight members of a special commission appointed by Pope Francis on Saturday to start the long and arduous process of confronting the church’s ...

Can Pope Francis Help 'Reset' Frayed Ties Between Obama and the Catholic Bishops?
Originally Posted: 03/24/2014 - 4:26pm | Type: Blog

When President Obama and Pope Francis sit down at the Vatican on Thursday, the meeting may well offer a vision of what could have been for Democrats and the Catholic Church over the last six years: a leader of ...

When Pope Francis Meets President Obama, Expect Collaboration Over Conflict
Originally Posted: 03/20/2014 - 5:10pm | Type: Blog

President Obama is to meet Pope Francis for the first time next week as Obama wraps up a European tour, a high-profile encounter between two major world leaders that appears to carry especially high stakes fro ...

Mob Threats Aside, Pope Francis Will Pray with Victims of Organized Crime
Originally Posted: 03/18/2014 - 11:49am | Type: Blog

The Vatican said Monday that Pope Francis will preside over a prayer vigil dedicated to victims of mob violence in Italy and their families. The Vatican said Monday that Pope Fran ...

The First Year of the Pope’s Revolution
Originally Posted: 03/14/2014 - 10:00am | Type: Blog

As I reflect on Pope Francis' first year, and have reporters asking for a sound-bite — here’s the thing I find most noteworthy. A year ago yesterday — March 13, 2013 — Pope ...

One Year In: The Joyful Surprise Of Pope Francis
Originally Posted: 03/13/2014 - 2:26pm | Type: Press

March 13, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

One Year In: The Joyful Surprise of Pope Francis
Originally Posted: 03/13/2014 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis is right: it is not about him; it’s about the Christ he follows. Everything Francis is saying and doing is aimed at pressing this question: Are Christians going to follow Jesus or not? ...

What's It Like to Have Pope Francis as Your Boss? Depends Where You Work
Originally Posted: 03/13/2014 - 11:39am | Type: Blog

So what’s it like to come to work every day when your boss is the pope? So what’s it like to come to work every day when your boss is the pope? At the one-year mark of Pope Fra ...

To Understand Pope Francis, Look to the Jesuits
Originally Posted: 03/11/2014 - 4:35pm | Type: Blog

Figuring out why Pope Francis has upended so many expectations, how exactly he’s changed the Catholic Church in his first year and what he might be contemplating for the future has become a Catholic parlor gam ...

Cardinal Dolan: Pope Francis Opened Door to Gay Civil Unions Debate
Originally Posted: 03/11/2014 - 2:36pm | Type: Blog

Cardinal Timothy Dolan said Sunday that Pope Francis is asking the Catholic Church to look at the possibility of recognizing civil unions for gay couples, although the archbishop of New York said that he would ...

Pope Francis' First Year: An Assessment
Originally Posted: 03/10/2014 - 3:53pm | Type: Blog

After I met Pope Francis during a visit to the Holy See in October, I remarked that if I were choosing a parish based upon the pastor, he would be my pastor. Now, he is the world’s pastor. ...

At 77, Pope Francis Keeps a Busy Pace, and Aides Keep Their Fingers Crossed
Originally Posted: 03/07/2014 - 5:27pm | Type: Blog

When cardinals gathered in the Sistine Chapel a year ago to choose a successor to Pope Benedict XVI, a frail 85-year-old who had become the first pope in six centuries to resign, many of them had one non-negot ...

Pope Francis' Plan for Reform: Convert the Church
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

As Pope Francis approaches the one-year mark of his papacy, his global flock and a fascinated public are starting to measure the changes he is making against the sky-high hopes for transforming an institution ...

Italian Publisher Unveils Magazine Dedicated to Pope Francis
Originally Posted: 03/04/2014 - 5:24pm | Type: Blog

Il Mio Papa, a new weekly magazine that will focus entirely on Pope Francis — complete with a weekly centerfold poster of the pontiff — is scheduled to hit Italian newsstands on Wednesday. ...

Pope Francis, Marc Chagall, and the Jews
Originally Posted: 03/04/2014 - 3:46pm | Type: Blog

Novelist Chaim Potok captured the strain of transition from religious traditionalism to artistic expression in the fictional character Asher Lev. Novelist Chaim Potok captured the ...

A Tale Of Two Francises
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 3:46pm | Type: Press

February 28, 2014 Sojo in the News Meinrad Scherer-Emunds ...

Pope Francis: The Church Needs Better Bishops; Go Find Them
Originally Posted: 02/27/2014 - 6:03pm | Type: Blog

In another strongly worded message to the Catholic hierarchy, Pope Francis on Thursday told the Vatican body that vets nominees for bishops that they need to find him better candidates to send to dioceses arou ...

Vatican Theologians OK Alleged Miracle Attributed to Pope Paul VI
Originally Posted: 02/27/2014 - 3:49pm | Type: Blog

Vatican theologians have given their approval to a miracle attributed to the intercession of Pope Paul VI, moving him a step closer to sainthood. Vatican theologians have given th ...

Benedict Rejects Rumors on Why he Resigned as 'Simply Absurd'
Originally Posted: 02/27/2014 - 12:48pm | Type: Blog

As the anniversary of his surprising resignation approaches, Pope Benedict XVI has rejected as “simply absurd” the speculation that he was forced to step down, and he said he still wears the distinctive white ...

Russell Crowe Really Wants Pope Francis to See 'Noah'
Originally Posted: 02/25/2014 - 5:36pm | Type: Blog

Actor Russell Crowe is using social media to try to cajole Pope Francis into seeing his latest film, the controversial “Noah,” which stars Crowe as the waterlogged biblical patriarch. ...

Pope Francis Blasts Arms Dealers, Decries Indifference to War
Originally Posted: 02/25/2014 - 5:34pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis on Tuesday lashed out at public indifference to the many wars raging around the globe, with especially harsh words for arms makers who he said profit from the violence and suffering. ...

The Surprising Afterlife of Pope Benedict XVI
Originally Posted: 02/25/2014 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

When Pope Benedict XVI officially left the Vatican in a helicopter a year ago this week, becoming the first pontiff in 600 years to resign, many in his conservative fan base were aghast, even angry. ...

New Cardinals Look More Like Jesus, Less Like Rome
Originally Posted: 02/25/2014 - 12:15pm | Type: Blog

The life — and future — of the Catholic church is in the Global South. And where the church is thoroughly inculturated — such as the Asian Bishops Conference — it looks radically more like Jesus and markedly l ...

Pope Francis Overhauls Vatican Finances, Names Australian Cardinal as Comptroller
Originally Posted: 02/24/2014 - 12:26pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis on Monday launched a sweeping reform of the Vatican’s scandal-plagued financial system by naming one of his closest advisers on reform, Australian Cardinal George Pell, to head a powerful new depa ...

Pope Francis Charges Cardinals to Oppose 'Any Discrimination'
Originally Posted: 02/24/2014 - 12:19pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis created his first batch of new cardinals on Saturday and used the ceremony to launch a new appeal for peace amid the violence racking so many countries. Pope Francis ...

U.S. Cardinal Raymond Burke: Pope Francis Opposes Abortion and Gay Marriage
Originally Posted: 02/21/2014 - 6:01pm | Type: Blog

As Pope Francis led the world’s cardinals in talks aimed at shifting the church’s emphasis from following rules to preaching mercy, a senior American cardinal took to the pages of the Vatican newspaper on Frid ...

Pope Francis Uses Smartphone Video to Urge Christian Unity
Originally Posted: 02/21/2014 - 5:28pm | Type: Blog

In an unusually informal video made on a smartphone held by a Pentecostal pastor, Pope Francis called on all Christians to set aside their differences, explaining his “longing” for Christian unity. ...

Pope Francis Calls for Flexibility, Patience as He Opens Talks on Church Teaching
Originally Posted: 02/20/2014 - 5:55pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis on Thursday opened a major two-day meeting on the church’s approach to the complexities of modern family life, telling the world’s Catholic cardinals that the church needs a “pastoral” approach th ...

Cardinals Gather in Rome as Debates on Church Reform Heat Up
Originally Posted: 02/19/2014 - 3:58pm | Type: Blog

High-level debates over Catholic teachings on marriage and divorce and other hot-button issues heated up on Wednesday as a highly anticipated effort to overhaul the Vatican bureaucracy slogged through the devi ...

PHOTOS: Meet the Pope's Deputies
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 12:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Pope Francis' recently named 19 new cardinals—half of which hail from non-European countries—to serve the Roman Catholic ...

More Protests Over Koch Gift to Catholic University of America
Originally Posted: 02/11/2014 - 6:15pm | Type: Blog

A group of leading Catholic activists and academics has renewed criticism of Catholic University of America over a large gift from the billionaire industrialist and conservative funder Charles Koch, and over a ...

On Anniversary of Resignation, Benedict XVI Has No Regrets
Originally Posted: 02/11/2014 - 4:53pm | Type: Blog

After a tumultuous year that saw the first papal resignation in nearly six centuries, the election of Pope Francis, and a dramatic reshaping of the church’s style and tone, the man who set those wheels in moti ...

Bike Owned by Pope Francis Sells for 25 Times its Value
Originally Posted: 02/06/2014 - 5:39pm | Type: Blog

A Harley-Davidson motorcycle briefly owned by Pope Francis sold Thursday for $325,000, more than 25 times the Kelley Blue Book resale value for a similar bike. As investments go, ...

UN Panel Blasts Vatican for Sex Abuse policies
Originally Posted: 02/05/2014 - 3:10pm | Type: Blog

A United Nations panel on Wednesday blasted the Vatican for protecting itself rather than victims of sexual abuse, and it called on the Holy See to create what it called an “independent mechanism” to investiga ...

Did Pope Francis Really Say That? Probably Not
Originally Posted: 02/04/2014 - 4:53pm | Type: Blog

The tide of fake pope stories has risen so fast in recent months that the Pontifical Council for Culture issued a stern warning on its Facebook page. Did you hear that Pope Franci ...

Time to Change the Rules? Examining Our Relationship With Money
Originally Posted: 01/30/2014 - 1:08pm | Type: Blog

Jesus was quite clear that our allegiance was to be with the POOR, not the barons of Wall Street. I have a confession to make. I am addicted to office supplies. I grew up in a ...

Animal Rights Activists Push Vatican Not to Release Doves 'to Certain Death'
Originally Posted: 01/28/2014 - 4:27pm | Type: Blog

After two doves released by Pope Francis and two young children were attacked by aggressive predator birds, a leading animal rights group called on the pontiff to stop what they called “outdated traditions.” ...

Friendship as Justice
Originally Posted: 01/24/2014 - 5:37pm | Type: Blog

Friends don’t pity; they love. Justice work, at its best, is as simple as making a friend. Overheard on a Facebook conversation last week: “There is really not much difference bet ...

Pope Francis Meets Scandal-Scarred French President Francois Hollande
Originally Posted: 01/24/2014 - 5:23pm | Type: Blog

French President Francois Hollande met Friday with Pope Francis, who was unusually somber in his public appearance with the scandal-scarred French leader. French President Francoi ...

The Pope and the President: What to Look for in the Obama-Francis Summit
Originally Posted: 01/22/2014 - 9:34am | Type: Blog

So what will the two leaders talk about? What issues will they avoid? With Francis, anything is possible, but here are some initial ideas on how the summit could play out. The ne ...