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Bergoglio: A pope of paradox for a church in transition

VATICAN CITY — A hierarchy looking to make a clear statement about where the troubled church is headed chose on … Continued

Is Cardinal Mahoney’s censure a sign of a new Catholic Church?

Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP Photographs of children who where abused by members of the catholic clergy line the sidewalk during … Continued

To close the gender gap, Mitt Romney should look to Mormon women

In which state do young couples get married, stay married and have many more children than any other? That’s right. … Continued

Pope’s butler to face trial on Saturday

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican’s most sensational trial since the end of the Inquisition might end fairly quickly — and … Continued

It’s Official: Coke and Pepsi are OK for Mormons

SALT LAKE CITY — Maybe now, reporters, bloggers, outsiders and even many Mormons will accept that the Utah-based Church of … Continued

Orthodox Church in America head Metropolitan Jonah dismissed over alleged rape cover-up

The Orthodox Church in America has announced that it forced its controversial leader, Metropolitan Jonah, to resign earlier this month … Continued

Victims group urges Philadelphia archbishop to defrock convicted priest, Monsignor William Lynn

The leading advocacy group for victims of sexual abuse by clergy is urging Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput to defrock the … Continued

Pope praises American nuns

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI on Friday (May 18) expressed his “deep gratitude” to American nuns for their “fidelity … Continued

Kicking the can down the road

It’s not pleasant to watch America’s religious leaders imitate our politicians when they expropriate political cliches to explain or delay … Continued

Is Benedict becoming a papal enforcer?

WASHINGTON — As Pope Benedict XVI marked his seventh anniversary as pope on Thursday (April 19), many Catholics were wondering … Continued