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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 remarkable power of the charisma pope

Pope Francis in Rio de Janeiro to celebrate World Youth Day. (Mario Tama/GETTY IMAGES ) While much of the public … Continued

Can Pope Francis help end the culture wars?

Francis’ words may be the push needed to keep the Catholic faith above the mess of American politics.

First Colbert, now memoir for “Nun on the Bus” Simone Campbell

If you were one of the many progressive Catholics elated last year by seeing progressive nun/ lobbyist Simone Campbell hit the … Continued

A Catholic case for same-sex marriage

A same sex marriage advocate waves a rainbow flag at a protest in Los Angeles. (Jae C. Hong/AP ) It … Continued

Pope Francis shows it’s okay to say ‘gay’

Pope Francis reached out to gays, saying he won’t judge priests for their sexual orientation in a news conference Monday. … Continued

Religious groups OK with gay Scout ban for years now say no problem. What gives?

For years, the biggest faith groups in the Boy Scouts Mormons, Catholics and Methodists supported the organization’s ban on openly … Continued

What do American Catholics want from the new pope?

Marcelo del Pozo REUTERS Men open their umbrellas as they leave from the archbishopric in the Andalusian capital of Seville … Continued

Pope Benedict’s Jewish legacy

STEFANO RELLANDINI REUTERS Pope Benedict XVI waves during a meeting with youths in Bkerke in Harissa, near Beirut September 15, … Continued

Immigration as redemption for U.S. bishops

Washington’s 2013 effort at comprehensive immigration reform offers a chance at redemption to the United States bishops. For what I … Continued

Catholics for Choice releases voter guide film

Catholics, not unlike any other group, do not vote in a monolith. Media have documented recent final pitches by bishops … Continued

Women get a shot: Martha Raddatz rules the vice-presidential debate

MICHAEL REYNOLDS / POOL EPA Vice President Joe Biden gestures toward Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as moderator Martha Raddatz listens … Continued

Major week as U.S. nuns meet to discuss Vatican criticism

It seems hard to imagine, but it’s possible this week that American nuns could take a huge — if symbolic … Continued

Melinda Gates: There’s ‘no controversy’ around birth control, but Catholic officials disagree

ANTHONY BOLANTE REUTERS Melinda Gates speaks to the media while her husband, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates (L) and his father … Continued

Supreme Court’s health-care decision: Two Catholic cheers

JASON REED REUTERS Protesters against President Barack Obama’s 2010 healthcare overhaul react outside the Supreme Court in Washington June 28, … Continued

Is this what a Catholic feminist looks like?

One of the clearest fault-lines in American Catholicism concerns the status of women. When American Catholics get angry at something, … Continued

Nun’s Vatican-condemned book on sexuality shoots up bestseller list

Courtesy Yale Divinity School Margaret Farley . Wow, that’s some powerful PR. Twenty-four hours ago news broke that the Vatican … Continued

With Sebelius invite, another blow to Georgetown’s Catholic identity

From left: Donald Wuerl/Post, Kathleen Sebelius/AP, John DeGioia/Post If Georgetown University wants to remain an authentically Catholic college, it must … Continued

Religious freedom and contraception case headed to Supreme Court?

Andrew Medichin AP Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, is congratulated by two prelates after being elevated in St. … Continued

What makes a Catholic patriot?

Alex Brandon AP A flag and and a copy of the U.S. Constitution are held in front of Independence Hall … Continued