Francis is seen as a pope who is seeking to liberate Catholicism from its own pretensions.
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Pope Francis aboard the plane during his trip back from World Youth Day. (AP) An extraordinary moment in journalism. That’s … Continued
(Andrew Medichini/AP ) Reform is afoot in the Vatican. Pope Francis has tightened the reins on the Vatican bank, worked … Continued
(TONY GENTILE/REUTERS ) Catholic bishops have their party affiliations just like other Americans. Bishops also have the right to be … Continued
Reuters photo In a recent contribution for On Faith, former Chicago Theological Seminary President Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite denounced U.S. drone … Continued
If you were one of the many progressive Catholics elated last year by seeing progressive nun/ lobbyist Simone Campbell hit the … Continued
Francis’ “Who am I to judge” opens a whole new set of questions – and answers – for the Church.
Same-sex marriage supporter Vin Testa of the District waves a rainbow flag in front of the Supreme Court.Bill O’Leary / … Continued
Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg News The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to rule on two cases about marriage. But regardless … Continued
Reuters photo When a new technology develops, society must sometimes rush to catch up to its ethical ramifications. Take drones, … Continued
For years, the biggest faith groups in the Boy Scouts Mormons, Catholics and Methodists supported the organization’s ban on openly … Continued
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JAVIER BARBANCHO AFP/GETTY IMAGES Picture taken on July 8, 2006 of Pope Benedict XVI waving to pilgrims on arrival at … Continued
What approaches with wide popular support could reduce abortion, even as it remains legal under the Supreme Court’s decisions?
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HO AFP/GETTY IMAGES This US Army handout file image taken February 27, 2011 shows an MQ-1C Gray Eagle armed with … Continued
Washington’s 2013 effort at comprehensive immigration reform offers a chance at redemption to the United States bishops. For what I … Continued