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Pope Francis stirs debate yet again with interview with an atheist Italian journalist

Pope Francis cranked up his charm offensive on the world outside the Vatican on Tuesday, saying in the second widely … Continued

ANALYSIS: Pope Francis stuns the church. But will it have a lasting effect?

RNS () — Pope Francis on Thursday (Sept. 19) rocked the Catholic Church and surprised the wider world with a … Continued

Catholic leaders using Communion as a weapon in the culture wars

Polling shows that ex-Catholics are the third largest religious group in the United States. Many Catholic laity are experiencing a … Continued

Pope Francis says women play a ‘fundamental’ role within the church

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Wednesday (April 3) said women play a “fundamental role” in the Catholic Church as … Continued

More Gospel inclusiveness, please

A journalist recently asked what I thought about possible changes in the Catholic Church with our new pope. He specifically … Continued

Cardinal Dolan: Catholic Church could do better on gay outreach

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the top U.S. Catholic prelate, says the Roman Catholic Church has to make sure that its defense … Continued

Despite censures, Womenpriests movement grows

If heading a religious community is a lonely job for any woman, a Catholic Womenpriest might be the loneliest of … Continued

When the new pope meets the old pope: Awkward?

Now that the cardinals have elected and installed their new boss, Pope Francis can get to work being the Roman … Continued

Honest questions about the Argentine pope

Even as a non-Catholic, I was filled with hope when an Argentine cardinal said to be passionate about serving the … Continued

How will Pope Francis ‘avoid breaking under the strain’?

“In the Curia, I would die.” Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires said this eight years ago, after the … Continued