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Did Pope Francis Change Church Teaching on Homosexuality?
Originally Posted: 07/29/2013 - 6:25pm | Type: Blog

Blogs and social media immediately exploded with commentary that either hailed — or lamented — the pope’s words as a shift in Catholic teaching on the role of gays and lesbians in the church. But did Pope Fran ...

Walking 1,850 Miles to See Pope Francis, Pilgrim Feels Renewed
Originally Posted: 07/29/2013 - 3:20pm | Type: Blog

A record-breaking three million Roman Catholics crammed Copacabana Beach Saturday night to hear Pope Francis encourage young people to build a better world. A record-breaking thre ...

Pope Francis Says He Won’t Judge Gay Priests
Originally Posted: 07/29/2013 - 12:21pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis announced Monday in an airborne news conference that he’s ‘not one to judge’ the sexual orientation of Catholic priests. Pope Francis announced Monday in an airborne ...

Pope Delights Crowds With Message of Reform
Originally Posted: 07/29/2013 - 11:11am | Type: Blog

In one of the most inclusive gestures of his visit here, Pope Francis donned a headdress offered to him from an indigenous South American Indian at a ceremony in the city´s grand municipal theater. ...

Pope Francis Ministers to Young People 'In Crisis' in Brazil
Originally Posted: 07/24/2013 - 12:18pm | Type: Blog

His arrival animated tens of thousands of young Catholics cramming the Rio city center, as they waved flags, chanted slogans, and swarmed the four-door Fiat he was riding in. RIO ...

Pope Francis to Encounter a Church in Crisis in Brazil
Originally Posted: 07/19/2013 - 11:42am | Type: Blog

Six years ago, then-Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Buenos Aires attended a gathering of Latin American bishops at the Marian shrine of Aparecida in Rio de Janeiro and called for the Roman Catholic Church to go to ...

Tweet Your Way Out of Purgatory (But There’s Work Involved)
Originally Posted: 07/19/2013 - 10:57am | Type: Blog

Following Pope Francis’ Twitter feed may be good for your soul — both in this life and the next. Following Pope Francis’ Twitter feed may be good for your soul — both in this ...

New Hope Down Under
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Though it is winter in Australia, the sun was shining on Sydney Harbor, one of the most beautiful urban landscapes in the world. Though it is winter in Australia, the sun was shin ...