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The pope and the president: What to look for in the Obama-Francis summit

Reporter David Gibson offers initial ideas on how President Obama’s meeting with Pope Francis could play out.

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Top 12 pastor stunts: Living as an atheist is just the latest ministry gimmick

The rise of the entertainment industry and a focus on marketing techniques have sparked a penchant for ministry gimmicks.

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Pope Francis picks cardinals who point the way to Catholicism’s future

Pope Francis’ choice of new cardinals confirms the unique characteristics and goals of his papacy.

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Peace activist John Dear parts ways with the Jesuits

Following years of disagreements, the prominent peace activist and Jesuit priest has left the Society of Jesus — the same order of Pope Francis.

Pope Francis breathes new life into Cardinal Bernardin’s contested legacy

RNS () — The election of Pope Francis in March heralded a season of surprises for the Catholic Church, but … Continued

Stephen Colbert on Pope Francis, Cardinal Dolan and (of course) Stephen Colbert

NEW YORK — The great and the good — and lots of politicians and TV pundits, too — gathered Thursday … Continued

Could Pope Francis make women cardinals?

RNS () — Could a woman vote for the next pope? Pope Francis has said repeatedly that he wants to … Continued

An aging maverick, Episcopal Bishop John Shelby Spong has no regrets

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. — At 82, retired and enjoying life, Bishop John Shelby Spong doesn’t have to be the liberal … Continued

The 12 best Catholic quips from Stephen Colbert, the ‘pope of basic cable’

NEW YORK — This time last year, Cardinal Timothy Dolan was taking fire from his right flank for inviting President … Continued

ANALYSIS: The ‘Breaking Bad’ finale was great. But was it good?

WARNING: More spoilers below than the Book of Revelation. (RNS) Nearly a week after the “Breaking Bad” finale aired, the … Continued