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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. ...

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, ...

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 ...

In South Sudan Conflict, Churches Attacked, Looted
Originally Posted: 01/29/2014 - 3:15pm | Type: Blog

African church leaders are urging parties in the South Sudanese conflict to respect places of worship, after rebels attacked and looted church compounds in the town of Malakal. Af ...

Rise in Italian Catholic Church Attendance Attributed to "Francis Effect"
Originally Posted: 11/11/2013 - 5:15pm | Type: Blog

There’s word Roman Catholic Church attendance is climbing throughout Italy. Blame it on “the Francis effect.” First, the name  “Francesco” leapfrogged to No. 1  on the list of t ...

Bishop’s Suspension a Symptom of German Catholic Church’s Wealth
Originally Posted: 10/23/2013 - 2:10pm | Type: Blog

The $20,000 bathtub and $482,000 walk-in closets ordered by “Bishop Bling-Bling” — the moniker of Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, the now-suspended bishop of Limburg — have scandalized the German public. ...

Schismatic African Priests Want a Pope to Call Their Own
Originally Posted: 08/13/2013 - 5:41pm | Type: Blog

Schismatic Roman Catholic priests, who left the church to claim their right to marry, are now asking for an “African pope” to lead them. The priests say they regret their former church is “allergic” to change. ...

Queen Approves Same-Sex Marriage Bill in England, Wales
Originally Posted: 07/17/2013 - 4:24pm | Type: Blog

England and Wales became the 16th and 17th countries in the world to recognize gay marriage after Queen Elizabeth II gave “royal assent” to a same-sex marriage bill. England and W ...

Rick Santorum: Faith-Based Movies Will ‘Rival Hollywood’
Originally Posted: 06/26/2013 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

It’s not the message you might expect to hear from Rick Santorum, the Christian-conservative former presidential candidate: Faith-based films tend to be lousy, and Christians should quit trying to lock modern ...

Study Says Gays Find Most U.S. Faiths Unfriendly
Originally Posted: 06/17/2013 - 4:50pm | Type: Blog

Gay Americans are much less religious than the general U.S. population, and about 3-in-10 of them say they have felt unwelcome in a house of worship, a new study shows. Gay Americ ...

Obama Awards Catholic Army Chaplain Medal of Honor
Originally Posted: 04/12/2013 - 10:46am | Type: Blog

A candidate for sainthood in the Roman Catholic Church was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama Thursday at the White House. A candidate for sainthood in t ...

Cardinals Hold First Meeting But Don’t Set Date For Conclave
Originally Posted: 03/12/2013 - 3:18pm | Type: Blog

Roman Catholic cardinals on Monday met for the first of a series of closed-door meetings in the run-up to the conclave that will elect the successor to former Pope Benedict XVI. R ...

What Pope Benedict XVI Shares With His Notorious Namesake
Originally Posted: 02/27/2013 - 12:30pm | Type: Blog

You won’t find many Catholic churches named after Pope Benedict IX. You won’t find many Catholic churches named after Pope Benedict IX. Benedict IX squandered the papacy’s ...

Alabama Clergy Sue to Stop Anti-Immigrant Law
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

When the Alabama legislature passed their infamous, anti-immigrant law (HB 56), the religious community in the state immediately cried foul. When the Alabama legislature passed th ...

DC Catholic Charities: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Few people expect their workplace benefits to be a casualty of the culture wars, but in Washington, DC, the battle over same-sex marriage hit local employees of Catholic Charities square in the poc ...

A Place at the Table
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

I recently celebrated the ninth annual Hatch family reunion on Cape Cod, my favorite family gathering. I recently celebrated the ninth annual Hatch family reunion on Cape Cod, my ...

Abortion: Conversations, Not Killings
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Yesterday on <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/frank-schaeffer/how-i-and-other-pro-life_b_209747.html"><em>The Huffington Post</em>, former religious-right leader Frank Schaeff ...