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The Old Man and the C-note
Originally Posted: 02/11/2015 - 3:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

Mark V. Ewert 102-year-old priest Arturo Paoli is perhaps the most important economist you've never heard of.  ...

Executions Are Down and Abolition May Not Be Far Behind
Originally Posted: 02/04/2015 - 5:58pm | Type: Blog

It looks like the death penalty may be on life support. It looks like the death penalty may be on life support. January was set to be the deadliest month for U.S. executions i ...

Pope Francis Declares Oscar Romero a Martyr, Moves Slain Archbishop Toward Sainthood
Originally Posted: 02/04/2015 - 11:33am | Type: Blog

Pope Francis on Feb. 3 officially declared that Archbishop Oscar Romero, assassinated by a right-wing death squad in 1980 while celebrating Mass in El Salvador, was a martyr for the faith, clearing the way for ...

Some See Junipero Serra, Pope Francis’ Next American Saint, as Less Than Holy
Originally Posted: 02/03/2015 - 10:48am | Type: Blog

Some of Serra’s sharpest critics say he was part of an imperial conquest that beat and enslaved Native Americans, raped their women, and destroyed their culture by forcing them to abandon their traditional lan ...

Vatican to Offer Haircuts, Shaves as well as Showers to Rome’s Homeless
Originally Posted: 01/30/2015 - 5:52pm | Type: Blog

The Vatican will offer homeless people in Rome not only showers but also haircuts and shaves when new facilities open next month, the head of Pope Francis’ charity office said. T ...

Breeding 'Like Rabbits,' Sex by Rhythm Method, and Other Natural Family Planning Myths
Originally Posted: 01/27/2015 - 5:52pm | Type: Blog

In discussing birth control and population issues when visiting the Philippines recently, Pope Francis said the Catholic Church promoted “responsible parenthood” that didn’t require good Catholics to be “like ...

'Living Dangerously:' The Importance of the Pope's Promised Encyclical on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 01/27/2015 - 2:53pm | Type: Blog

So, as a climate activist and Christian, I’m beyond thrilled and grateful that Pope Francis is calling on world leaders, and all Catholics and people of good will, to act on global warming by releasing a histo ...

Pope Francis and America’s Shifting Views Toward Catholics
Originally Posted: 01/26/2015 - 4:43pm | Type: Blog

Did you catch the shoutout to Pope Francis during President Obama’s State of the Union address? It’s only the third time in history that’s happened. Did you catch the shoutout to ...

Resistance. Lamentation. Action.
Originally Posted: 01/28/2015 - 12:46pm | Type: Blog

There is no one course of action which will end human trafficking. Yet, if we are truly outraged by this social sin, we must find ways to resist. Ordinary people of goodwill, no m ...

Catholic Leaders to House Abortion Foes: Immigration Reform Is Also ‘Pro-Life’
Originally Posted: 01/21/2015 - 4:04pm | Type: Blog

More than 100 Roman Catholic leaders are using this week’s annual march against legal abortion to press anti-abortion House members to pass immigration reform, saying they should see it as another “pro-life” i ...

The Pope is wrong on religious speech
Originally Posted: 01/21/2015 - 11:25am | Type: Press

January 16, 2015 Sojo in the News Heidi Schlumpf ...

You Can Really Call This Wine ‘Vintage Francis’
Originally Posted: 01/15/2015 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

When the Argentine cardinal became pope in 2013, Trinitas Cellars didn’t have any malbec — the famous Argentine grape — in its cellars. But it happened to have a few barrels of cabernet franc. ...

Pope Francis on Free Speech: ‘You Cannot Insult the Faith of Others’
Originally Posted: 01/16/2015 - 2:12pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis on Jan. 15 condemned last week’s terrorist attack on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo but warned there were limits on freedom of expression. Pope Francis on ...

Catholic Groups Rally Against Climate Change Amid Intense Church Debate
Originally Posted: 01/14/2015 - 4:17pm | Type: Blog

Catholic environmental groups from around the world on Jan. 14 announced a new global network to battle climate change just as many Catholic conservatives are sharply criticizing Pope Francis’ campaign to put ...

RESOURCES: Pope Francis Interviews
Originally Posted: 01/21/2015 - 4:09pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Links to Elisabetta Piqué’s interviews with Pope Francis.  Between selfies in South Korea and Ita ...

Pope Francis to Moms: It’s OK to Breast-Feed in Public
Originally Posted: 01/12/2015 - 4:36pm | Type: Blog

While baptizing 33 babies in the Sistine Chapel on Jan. 11, Pope urged mothers to breast-feed their infants if they were hungry. While baptizing 33 babies in the Sistine Chapel o ...

The Pope and Pandora's Box
Originally Posted: 02/09/2015 - 2:20pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger 'He is a person who has been consistent all his life.'  JOURNALIST Elisabetta Piq ...

Want to See Pope Francis’ Vision for the Church? Look at His New Cardinals
Originally Posted: 01/06/2015 - 10:42am | Type: Blog

Pope Francis reinforced his radical reshaping of the Catholic Church by naming 20 new cardinals from countries as far afield as Ethiopia, Tonga, Thailand, and Panama. Pope Francis ...

Pope Francis Names New Cardinals From Around the Globe, None From U.S.
Originally Posted: 01/05/2015 - 11:35am | Type: Blog

Pope Francis nominated 15 new cardinals Jan. 4 from 14 different nations but leaving several leading U.S. archbishops off the list. Pope Francis nominated 15 new cardinals Jan. 4 ...

Weekly Wrap 1.2.15: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 01/09/2015 - 3:54pm | Type: Blog

1. Here Is What Happens When Each Myers-Briggs Personality Type Makes A New Year’s Resolution These may or may not be scarily accurate... 1.  Here Is What Happens When Eac ...

Pope Blasts Vatican Administration, Accuses Some of Spiritual ‘Alzheimer’s’
Originally Posted: 12/22/2014 - 3:30pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis launched a blistering attack on the Vatican bureaucracy on Monday, outlining a “catalog of illnesses” that plague the church’s central administration, including “spiritual Alzheimer’s” and gossipy ...

2014 in Review: An Unsettling Year, with Religion in a Starring Role
Originally Posted: 12/17/2014 - 3:02pm | Type: Blog

For most of recorded history, Isis was an Egyptian goddess, a benevolent type who cared for widows and orphans, cured the sick and even brought the dead back to life. This year, the world met the other ISIS. ...

If Rome Wins 2024 Summer Olympics, Vatican Could Host Competitions
Originally Posted: 12/17/2014 - 2:30pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis, a keen soccer fan, is reported to be enthusiastic about the idea. Major sporting events could be held at the Vatican if Rome wins its bid to host the Summer Olympics ...

The Vatican vs. the Nuns: 3 Takeaways from the Vatican's Investigation of Women's Religious Communities
Originally Posted: 12/16/2014 - 6:15pm | Type: Blog

The 5,200-word report was largely positive, and participants at a Vatican news conference were even more effusive in their praise for each other, the process, the outcome, and prospects for future collaboratio ...

Pope Francis Is Naming New Cardinals. Will Any Be American?
Originally Posted: 12/12/2014 - 3:24pm | Type: Blog

The Vatican announced Dec. 11 that Pope Francis will name a new batch of cardinals in February, adding to the select group of churchmen who will someday gather to elect his successor. Rome won’t reveal the names until next month, but could an America ...

Dalai Lama Says Pope Francis' Unwillingness to Meet 'Could Cause Problems'
Originally Posted: 12/12/2014 - 1:56pm | Type: Blog

The Vatican has not had diplomatic ties with China since 1951, and its Communist leaders object to meetings between heads of state and the Tibetan leader. The Dalai Lama said Dec. ...

7 Concerning Pope Francis Quotes About Women
Originally Posted: 12/11/2014 - 12:09pm | Type: Blog

When Pope Francis this month wanted to highlight his appointment of several women to a blue-ribbon theological commission, he called the female theologians “strawberries on the cake.” ...

Synod on the Family: Dialogue or Clash Between Factions?
Originally Posted: 12/10/2014 - 3:34pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis used his weekly audience Dec. 10 to challenge media reports of “clashes between factions” at the recent bishops’ synod on family issues. Pope Francis used his weekly ...

5 Takeaways from Pope Francis' Latest Interview
Originally Posted: 12/08/2014 - 3:23pm | Type: Blog

Gay marriage was never on the agenda at the recent Bishops’ Synod on the Family and the subject “did not cross our minds,” Pope Francis said in a new headline-grabbing interview. ...

Does a New Book Question Pope Francis' Legitimacy?
Originally Posted: 12/05/2014 - 4:12pm | Type: Blog

Was there a secret plot to elect Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio at the papal conclave last year? Did Bergoglio — who became Pope Francis at that conclave — give the go-ahead to such a plan? And does that cam ...

Pope Francis Joins Other Faith Leaders to Demand an End to Human Trafficking
Originally Posted: 12/02/2014 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

“Modern slavery … fails to respect the fundamental conviction that all people are equal and have the same freedom and dignity,“ the joint statement said. Pope Francis and religio ...

Pope Francis Makes Overtures to Orthodox and Muslims
Originally Posted: 12/01/2014 - 4:55pm | Type: Blog

Never mind that Turkey is overwhelmingly Muslim. The most enduring image of Pope Francis’ three-day visit to Turkey was the moment when he bowed his head and asked for the blessing of the leader of Eastern Ort ...

Pope Francis Urges Europeans to Reject ‘Throwaway Culture’
Originally Posted: 11/25/2014 - 3:16pm | Type: Blog

The 77-year-old pontiff is well-known for his attacks on consumerism and for his compassion for the poor. More recently, Francis has turned his attention to bioethics issues, describing abortion, embryonic ste ...

Cardinal O’Malley Urges Church to Embrace Hierarchical Accountability
Originally Posted: 11/20/2014 - 4:48pm | Type: Blog

Following up on remarks to “60 Minutes” about the clergy sex abuse crisis and other controversial topics, Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley has stressed that the Catholic Church needs a system to hold bishops acco ...

Pope Francis Laments 'Market Priorities' in Struggle Against Hunger
Originally Posted: 11/20/2014 - 4:36pm | Type: Blog

“It is also painful to see that the struggle against hunger and malnutrition is hindered by ‘market priorities,’” the pope said. Market speculation and pursuit of profits are hin ...

Pope Francis' Visit to Philadelphia Won't Focus on Hot-Button Sex Issues
Originally Posted: 11/19/2014 - 2:40pm | Type: Blog

Reflecting the change in emphasis under Pope Francis that was evident at the recent Vatican Synod on the Family, the four-day event in Philadelphia will look at poverty and the family, marital intimacy, raisin ...

Sexual Revolution Is Destroying Families, Russell Moore Tells Vatican Conference
Originally Posted: 11/18/2014 - 4:20pm | Type: Blog

Prominent U.S. evangelicals Russell Moore and Rick Warren blasted the sexual revolution at a Vatican conference Nov. 18 and said it is destroying the institution of marriage. Prom ...

Pope Francis Is Coming to Philadelphia
Originally Posted: 11/20/2014 - 9:40pm | Type: Blog

Mayor Michael Nutter announced the news Nov. 17, after the Vatican officially confirmed what has been rumored for months — that Pope Francis will visit the city in September 2015 for the eighth World Meeting o ...

Pope Francis to Build Showers for Homeless in St. Peter’s Square
Originally Posted: 11/13/2014 - 5:25pm | Type: Blog

In his latest bid to ease the suffering of the poor — and upend the expectations of the papacy — Pope Francis plans to build showers for the homeless under the sweeping white colonnade of St. Peter’s Square. ...

Catholic Church Losing Ground in Latin America
Originally Posted: 11/13/2014 - 2:14pm | Type: Blog

In just one generation, Latin America has seen the number of people who identify themselves as Catholic plummet, with more people becoming Protestant or dropping religion altogether, a new report shows. ...

Should Pope Francis Visit Turkey’s Extravagant Presidential Palace?
Originally Posted: 11/12/2014 - 6:09pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis’ penchant for austerity and humility will face a diplomatic challenge when he visits Turkey’s new ostentatious presidential palace on his first visit to the country later this month. ...

Catholic Bishops Call for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 11/12/2014 - 5:27pm | Type: Blog

“We are not guided by the latest headlines but by the human tragedies that we see every day in our parishes and programs, where families are torn apart by enforcement actions especially,” said Seattle Auxiliar ...

Pope Francis Launches New Panel to Speed Up Abuse Cases
Originally Posted: 11/11/2014 - 5:05pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis on Nov. 11 created a new Vatican body to deal with the most serious cases of child sexual abuse and to streamline complaints against the clergy. Pope Francis on Nov. ...

U.S. Catholic Bishops Grapple with Pope Francis’ Priorities
Originally Posted: 11/11/2014 - 10:27am | Type: Blog

With a controversial Vatican summit on family life just concluded and a papal visit to the U.S. expected in less than a year, the nation’s Catholic bishops on Nov. 10 began taking steps to adapt their agenda t ...

Will Cardinal Raymond Burke's Demotion Enhance His Opposition to Pope Francis?
Originally Posted: 11/10/2014 - 2:35pm | Type: Blog

Francis has effectively exiled one of his loudest critics, but Burke’s supporters – and his opponents – warn that his position at the Catholic charity may actually give him more freedom to exercise greater inf ...

Pope Francis Suggests No-Cost Annulments in Divorce Cases
Originally Posted: 11/05/2014 - 3:32pm | Type: Blog

“When you attach economic interests to spiritual interests, it is not about God,” Pope Francis said. Pope Francis raised the prospect of no-cost marriage annulments on Nov. 5 afte ...

Pope Francis Has Conservatives Talking Schism. But a Split Is Easier Said Than Done
Originally Posted: 11/04/2014 - 5:50pm | Type: Blog

So is a schism, with its echoes of medieval debates and heretics burning at the stake, a realistic possibility? And can an independent Catholic church be successful in the modern world? ...

Cardinal Says Church Under Pope Francis Is a ‘Rudderless Ship’
Originally Posted: 11/03/2014 - 10:47am | Type: Blog

American Cardinal Raymond Burke, the feisty former archbishop of St. Louis who has emerged as the face of the opposition to Pope Francis’ reformist agenda, likened the Roman Catholic Church to “a ship without ...

Pope Francis: ‘Evolution … Is Not Inconsistent with the Notion of Creation’
Originally Posted: 10/28/2014 - 10:04am | Type: Blog

“God is not a divine being or a magician, but the Creator who brought everything to life,” the pope said. “Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation, because evolution requires the cr ...

Pope Francis Blasts Supermax Prisons as ‘Torture’
Originally Posted: 10/24/2014 - 2:49pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis said Oct. 23 that keeping inmates isolated in maximum security prisons is “a form of torture,” and called life sentences “a hidden death penalty” that should be abolished along with capital punishment. “All Christians and people of good ...