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Pope Benedict XVI Convenes Bishops to Confront ‘Tsunami’ of Secularism
Originally Posted: 10/09/2012 - 12:02pm | Type: Blog

Fifty years after the Second Vatican Council revolutionized life inside the Roman Catholic Church, hundreds of bishops from around the world are gathered in Rome to confront an external threat: a mounting tide ...

Vatican Newspaper Calls ‘Jesus Wife’ Fragment a ‘Clumsy Fake’
Originally Posted: 09/30/2012 - 12:18pm | Type: Blog

The Vatican's newspaper has declared the controversial “Jesus wife” papyrus fragment “a fake." L'Osservatore Romano on Friday (Sept. 28) devoted two articles to Harvard professor Karen King' ...

Vatican Lifts Suspension of Priest who Altered Prayers at Mass
Originally Posted: 09/28/2012 - 2:36pm | Type: Blog

An Illinois priest who was forced out of his parish by his bishop for improvising prayers during Mass has had his suspension reversed by the Vatican. An Illinois priest who was fo ...

Five Important Questions About That 'Jesus Wife' Discovery
Originally Posted: 09/20/2012 - 8:44am | Type: Blog

The discovery that some ancient Christians thought Jesus had a wife could shake up centuries-old Christian traditions, Karen King, a well-respected historian of early Christianity at Harvard Divinity School, s ...

Pope Benedict's Trip to Lebanon Still a Go, Despite Violence in Region
Originally Posted: 09/12/2012 - 4:00pm | Type: Blog

The Vatican confirmed on Wednesday that Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Lebanon will go ahead as planned, despite growing tension in the region after the killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya by a mob enra ...

What’s Next for the First Catholic Bishop Convicted in Sex Abuse Cover-Up?
Originally Posted: 09/10/2012 - 2:32pm | Type: Blog

Catholic Bishop Robert W. Finn was found guilty Thursday of failing to tell police about a priest suspected of sexually exploiting children, an unprecedented verdict that is being hailed as a landmark in the e ...

An Author's Cry for Help
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 11:54am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Please Vatican, censor me. I deserve it. AS AN AUTHOR whose book sales have, shall we say, peak ...

The Presumption of Equality
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:50am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Women still are forced to operate as second-class citizens in the church. EVER SINCE THE ap ...

More Than 12,000 Christians "Starving" in the Village of Rableh: Humanitarian Law is Invoked
Originally Posted: 08/22/2012 - 12:11pm | Type: Blog

Mussalaha, the popular faith-led peace movement in Syria, smuggles humanitarian aid to blockaded Rableh. Agencia Fides, the Vatican news outlet for Catholic missioners, is the onl ...

Federal Court Says Accused Abusive Priest Didn’t Work for the Vatican
Originally Posted: 08/21/2012 - 5:17pm | Type: Blog

A federal judge on Monday dismissed the Vatican from a lawsuit filed by a former Portland teenager who says he was sexually abused by a pedophile priest who was transferred from Ireland to Chicago and then Por ...

Nuns Group: We Are Not Leaving the Church
Originally Posted: 08/17/2012 - 12:29pm | Type: Blog

A leader of the group of Catholic nuns who are facing a crackdown from the Vatican said on Thursday that her members have no plans or desire to leave the church, or reconstitute their group beyond Vatican cont ...

Paul Ryan, Joe Biden: A Tale of Two Catholics
Originally Posted: 08/16/2012 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

The 2012 presidential campaign could bear a new subtitle: A Tale of Two Catholics. The 2012 presidential campaign could bear a new subtitle: A Tale of Two Catholics. For the fi ...

Nuns Reject Vatican Takeover But Seek Dialogue on Differences
Originally Posted: 08/13/2012 - 9:36am | Type: Blog

American nuns facing a Vatican takeover of their leadership organization on Aug. 10 rejected Rome’s plans to recast the group in a more conservative mold, but declined — for now — to respond with an ultimatum ...

In Defense of the Om
Originally Posted: 08/10/2012 - 1:07pm | Type: Blog

In yoga, you gain a whole new appreciation for the body God gave you — the body you spend so much of your life scrutinizing, trying to cover up, or downright hating. I grew up th ...

Do the American Nuns Have a Future?
Originally Posted: 08/10/2012 - 9:00am | Type: Blog

Catholic sisters gathered in St. Louis for their annual assembly on Thursday intensified discussions aimed at thwarting a Vatican takeover of their group, but hanging over the meeting was an even larger existe ...

Nuns Gather to Plot Response to Vatican Crackdown
Originally Posted: 08/09/2012 - 9:31am | Type: Blog

The options under consideration by the 900 nuns — several hundred more than have attended recent gatherings — range from asking the Vatican to continue the dialogue to shuttering the LCWR and reorganizing the ...

Legacy of Vatican II at Heart of Dispute Between Vatican, U.S. Nuns
Originally Posted: 08/07/2012 - 9:41am | Type: Blog

In April, the Vatican accused the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), the umbrella group that represents the majority of American nuns, of “doctrinal confusion.” As LCWR leaders meet this week (A ...

Catholics Walk in the Foosteps of New Native American Saint
Originally Posted: 07/30/2012 - 8:07am | Type: Blog

MOHAWK VALLEY, New York — Twelve-year-old Jake Finkbonner leaned over and ran his hand through a pool of water from a natural spring at the National Shrine of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, in Fonda, N.Y.. With th ...

President of Women Religious Responds to Vatican on Fresh Air
Originally Posted: 07/17/2012 - 4:17pm | Type: Blog

Today on WHYY’s Fresh Air, Sister Farrell talks with Terry Gross about how to deal with conflict. She tells Gross that as the sisters prepare for the national assembly in August, they are busy dialoging and ga ...

Top Church Historian Diarmaid MacCulloch Sees Catholic Schism Ahead
Originally Posted: 07/11/2012 - 8:42am | Type: Blog

Influential church historian Diarmaid MacCulloch said he believes Christianity faces a bright future, but predicted the Roman Catholic Church will undergo a major schism over its moral and social teaching. ...

A 'Hostile Takeover' of Women Religious
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 1:18pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joan Chittister The Vatican attacks on Catholic sisters will sap the church's impact in the world. AFTER ...

Fulton Sheen on the Road to Sainthood
Originally Posted: 06/29/2012 - 2:35pm | Type: Blog

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday recognized Archbishop Fulton Sheen's "heroic virtues," moving the popular radio and TV evangelist one step closer to sainthood. ...

Vatican Blames Lack of Priests on Secularism, Abuse, Parents
Originally Posted: 06/26/2012 - 9:44am | Type: Blog

The “Pastoral Guidelines for Fostering Vocations to Priestly Ministry” were prepared over the last seven years by the Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education. VATICAN C ...

Nuns on the Bus Hits Rep. Paul Ryan's Wisconsin Office
Originally Posted: 06/21/2012 - 9:51am | Type: Blog

When the Nuns on the Bus pulled up in front of Rep. Paul Ryan’s home office in Janesville, Wis., earlier this week, they were challenging the theological rationale he has been using for his budget plan that ha ...

American Nuns Call Vatican Talks ‘Difficult’
Originally Posted: 06/19/2012 - 9:10am | Type: Blog

Relations between the Vatican and the American nuns who are under investigation seem to be worsening after the sisters said on June 18 that initial discussions with Rome about a resolution to their standoff we ...

In ‘Cordial’ Dialogue, Vatican Asserts Control Over U.S. Nuns
Originally Posted: 06/13/2012 - 11:59am | Type: Blog

Leaders of an umbrella group that represents the majority of U.S. nuns met with top Vatican doctrinal officials on June 12 in an atmosphere of “openness and cordiality,” according to a Vatican statement. ...

Franciscan Friars Back American Nuns in Vatican Spat
Originally Posted: 06/07/2012 - 4:43pm | Type: Blog

Leaders from the seven Franciscan provinces in the U.S. publicly backed a group of American nuns on Thursday (June 7), calling a Vatican crackdown on the women “excessive.” The br ...

Rebel Nuns: When the Faithful Stop Obeying
Originally Posted: 06/05/2012 - 1:33pm | Type: Blog

It seems the Sisters of North America are calling the Vatican out. When criticized by Vatican officials for taking a position too far left of center on a number of social issues, the Leadership Conference of W ...

What’s at Stake in Pope Benedict XVI’s Visit to Philadelphia
Originally Posted: 06/05/2012 - 10:49am | Type: Blog

Nearly lost amid ongoing reports about the Vatican leaks scandal, Rome’s battle with American nuns, the American bishops’ battle for religious freedom, and the priest on trial in Philadelphia, was the news tha ...

Vatican ‘Moles’ Say Pope’s Butler Didn’t Act Alone, Vow More Leaks
Originally Posted: 06/04/2012 - 4:57pm | Type: Blog

Despite the arrest of Pope Benedict XVI's butler two weeks ago, leaks of confidential documents continue to dribble out of the Vatican as “moles” vow to continue their action until the pope's two clo ...

Vatican Censors Nun’s Book on Sexual Ethics
Originally Posted: 06/04/2012 - 4:32pm | Type: Blog

A long-simmering conflict between the Vatican and American nuns erupted again on June 4 when the Vatican's doctrinal office issued a scathing critique of a popular book on sexual ethics by Sister Margaret ...

The Nuns Who Once Taught the Bishops Aren’t Done Yet
Originally Posted: 06/04/2012 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

When publicly reprimanded by some of the most powerful men in the Vatican, one is expected to respond, "Yes, Your Excellencies. Very sorry, your Excellencies.” American nuns are trying something different ...

Pope Benedict to Visit Philadelphia in 2015
Originally Posted: 06/04/2012 - 11:03am | Type: Blog

Pope Benedict XVI is set to visit Philadelphia in 2015 for the Vatican World Meeting of Families. Pope Benedict XVI is set to visit Philadelphia in 2015 for the Vatican World Mee ...

U.S. Nuns Rip Vatican Over 'Unsubstantiated Accusations'
Originally Posted: 06/01/2012 - 5:43pm | Type: Blog

The unexpectedly strong pushback to the Vatican may be an indication of how much backlash the campaign has sparked among Catholics, who value the sisters’ longstanding ministry in education, health care and so ...

Vatican Official Calls Leaked Documents an ‘Immoral,' ‘Brutal’ Attack
Originally Posted: 05/30/2012 - 11:19am | Type: Blog

The Vatican's No. 3 official on Tuesday (May 29) condemned the theft and publication of secret papal documents as an “immoral act of unheard-of gravity.” The Vatican's ...

Catholics Rally Around Nuns Amid Vatican Crackdown
Originally Posted: 05/29/2012 - 5:31pm | Type: Blog

Catholics around the U.S. are coming together for prayer vigils as a show of support for America's nuns, whom the Vatican accuses of having "serious doctrinal problems." ...

Vatican Details Rules on Virgin Mary Sightings
Originally Posted: 05/24/2012 - 1:51pm | Type: Blog

The Vatican has published rules to evaluate the authenticity of the dozens of apparitions of the Virgin Mary reported each year. The Vatican has published rules to evaluate the au ...

Vatican Denies Bid to Keep Boston Catholic Churches Open
Originally Posted: 05/23/2012 - 4:26pm | Type: Blog

Groups of Boston-area Catholics who have waged an eight-year battle to block the sale of parish buildings are running out of options as the Vatican has rejected their appeals. BOS ...

Standing with Nuns, Standing for Compassion
Originally Posted: 05/23/2012 - 4:03pm | Type: Blog

This incident has inspired thousands to react in solidarity with American nuns. Long before the Vatican statement was released, however, I’ve had a sense that compassion is something powerful enough to trigger ...

Pope Benedict XVI Gives Direction to U.S. bishops on Hot-Button Issues
Originally Posted: 05/23/2012 - 12:16pm | Type: Blog

In his speeches, Pope Benedict XVI often echoed bishops' concern about religious freedom and the challenges confronting the American church. In his last address, on May 22, he warned bishops of the “threa ...

‘Old Catholics’ Embrace New Movements
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 12:06pm | Type: Blog

Archbishop Michael Seneco, of Washington, D.C., is a gay man who plans to marry his longtime partner in September. Bishop Jim Morgan, of Ogden, Utah, is also gay and has been with the man he considers his hus ...

Cleveland Catholics ‘Anxious,' 'Edgy’ as Parish Re-openings Drag On
Originally Posted: 05/18/2012 - 11:42am | Type: Blog

It's been nearly a month since Bishop Richard Lennon announced he would reopen 12 closed churches, but so far no shuttered sanctuaries have been resurrected. CLEVELAND — It ...

Protestant Preaching Prof on Solidarity with U.S. Catholic Nuns
Originally Posted: 05/17/2012 - 8:21am | Type: Blog

Then she noted that when Elizabeth saw Mary, the baby leapt in her womb in recognition of Jesus – a sign that women often come to theology through the experiences of their bodies. 
Lundblad said wryly, “Surel ...

Nuns on the Frontier
Originally Posted: 05/17/2012 - 10:30am | Type: Blog

American nuns in the 19th century. In the current controversy between the Vatican and U.S. religious women, a short history showing that it’s nothing new. Professor emerita of ...

Vatican Settles with Benetton Over Pope-Kissing Ad
Originally Posted: 05/15/2012 - 3:28pm | Type: Blog

The Vatican announced on May 15 it had settled a lawsuit against Italian clothing group Benetton for using an image of Pope Benedict XVI in one of its advertisement campaigns. VAT ...

Thanks for Your Thanks!
Originally Posted: 05/14/2012 - 2:50pm | Type: Blog

Have you ever given someone a gift they really needed? A gift that made them cry and laugh at the same time? We got to do that last week. Have you ever given someone a gift they ...

Catholic Bishops to Scrutinize Girl Scouts
Originally Posted: 05/11/2012 - 5:01pm | Type: Blog

The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops are reviewing the church’s long-standing ties to the Girl Scouts of the USA after complaints that some of that venerable organization’s programs might contradict church teac ...

Pope Finds Kindred Spirit in German ‘Feminist’ Saint
Originally Posted: 05/14/2012 - 10:00am | Type: Blog

On Thursday, Pope Benedict XVI ordered Hildegard von Bingen, who died in 1179, to be inscribed “in the catalogue of saints,” thus extending her cult “to the universal church.” Her ...

Pope Wants Catholic Colleges to Ensure Faculty is Faithful to Church Doctrine
Originally Posted: 05/08/2012 - 1:25am | Type: Blog

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday (May 5) called on Catholic colleges and universities in the United States to do more to affirm their "Catholic identity," particularly by ensuring the do ...

Are Americans in Rome Behind the Nuns Crackdown?
Originally Posted: 05/04/2012 - 6:04pm | Type: Blog

It turns out that conservative American churchmen living in Rome—including disgraced former Boston Cardinal Bernard Law—were key players in pushing the hostile takeover of the Leadership Conference of Women Re ...