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My Uncomfortable Audience with the Pope

In line to see the pope is where I first experienced the universal, catholic, Catholic Church.

A Pope for People of All Faiths

Top faith leaders reflect on lasting impressions from Pope Francis’ recent visit to America.

The Pope Francis Paradox

A pope-centric Catholicism dominates the modern age, but that wasn’t always so.

Immigrants Will Be the Face of the Pope’s New York Visit

Catholics hope Pope Francis’ visit will elicit public compassion for society’s marginalized.

How to Tweet Like the Pope

What is the pope actually communicating to his 21 million followers?

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“Nones” Like Church More Than You’d Think

Americans with no religious identity are open to stopping by church from time to time.

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Are Followers of Jesus the Kind of People Who Put Someone to Death?

A criminal defense attorney’s thoughts about capital punishment this Easter season.

5 Ways Pope Francis Is Shaking Up the Church

He disappoints the liberals and scares the conservatives — what’s not to like?

7 Ways Thomas Merton Changed the World

Did the Trappist monk change the world? Maybe not. But he changed my life, and he could change yours, too.

The Catholic Church Supports Science…Plus 9 More Things You Should Know

Two Jesuit scientists list must-know facts about the Vatican-owned observatory.

Be Fruitful and Multiply — But How Fruitful?

What if the best thing you can do for your kids is to stop having more kids?

10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About the Black Church

There’s more to the story than soulful music and whooping preachers. Way more.

5 Things I Learned About Prayer from a Catholic Charismatic Healer

Sometimes, silence is the last thing you need in prayer.

Ask Laura: Regret Hangovers and Selfish Church Attendance
7 Family Issues Pope Francis Should — But Won’t — Discuss

If any women were invited to the Vatican’s synod on the family, they’d be having a very different conversation.

“Art and Craft”: When Bad Behavior Is Not a Choice

A fascinating new film examines the complicated relationship between free will and biochemistry.

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How a Jesuit Network Is Transforming Urban Education

Eight lessons all schools could learn from the Cristo Rey Network of college prep schools.

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Can the Catholic Church Change Its Teaching on Divorce?

Meet the U.S. cardinal who wants to prevent divorced Catholics from receiving communion.

“The Most Vocal Opponents of Abortion Support the Bombing of Children”

A Q&A with activist and priest John Dear.

Catholic Sisters v. the Koch Brothers

The “Nuns on the Bus” are traveling to 10 key U.S. Senate battleground states to tackle political “dark money.”