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Faith Communities Are on the Front Line of Refugee Aid

The Abrahamic faiths share a command to welcome and care for the 45 million refugees around the world.

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To My Sister on Her First Communion

A sixth grader offers some advice to his little sister before her first communion.

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The Contradictions of the Saints

Canonization can stereotype the life of the saint — as it becomes more Christ-like, the rough edges of a saint’s story can be smoothed away.

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Beware of Pope Francis

You can’t admire Pope Francis without acknowledging that the path he’s taking demands that we change.

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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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Pope Francis sends e-mail on Holocaust to American Jewish leader

Pope Francis offers contributes to renewal of Catholic-Jewish relations in the form of a personal e-mail.

The pope, a bishop, and the scandal of wealth

Pope Francis waves to faithful as he arrives to attend the Marian prayer in St. Peter’s square at the Vatican, … Continued

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That’s an atheist thing to do, Pope Francis

Perhaps Pope Francis will have the freedom and desire to make not just stylistic and rhetorical changes, but substantive changes as well.

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Atheists at the pulpit

Congregations of atheists may be the new, beneficial alternative to organized religion.

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Key quotes from Pope Francis interview with atheist journalist: Stop ‘Vatican centric’ thinking

Eugenio Scalfari’s report shows a pope who rejects blind deference to hierarchy, one who is eager to engage with the world beyond the walls of the church, even when his words may make Catholics uncomfortable.