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Pope Francis breathes new life into Cardinal Bernardin’s contested legacy

RNS () — The election of Pope Francis in March heralded a season of surprises for the Catholic Church, but … Continued

The 8 immoral ways the government shutdown is hurting the needy

Grocery bags loaded with food from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, better known as WIC, … Continued

N.C. Catholic dioceses quit church council over same-sex marriage amendment

WILMINGTON, N.C. — At a time when Pope Francis is calling for the church to give up its obsession with … Continued

Drones in Yemen: Fear as foreign policy

Reuters photo The Obama administration has authorized stepped up drone attacks in Yemen that have pounded “suspected militants” in that … Continued

MLK memorial gets a faithful re-write

Aug. 22, 2011James “Plunky” Branch plays the soprano saxophone in silent tribute at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Branch … Continued

Report: Americans hold different views of what “religious” means

 There is a lopsided divide in America about what it means to be a religious person, with a majority believing … Continued

‘Nuns on the Bus’ will hit the road for immigration reform

NEW YORK — The “Nuns on the Bus” are revving up their engines for another national campaign, only this time … 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

Retired Los Angeles cardinal punished over abuse revelations

Retired Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony has been stripped of his official duties in an unusual public rebuke by his … Continued

A chance for peace? Israeli elections 2013

BAZ RATNER REUTERS An Israeli flag is seen in the background as a man casts his ballot for the parliamentary … Continued

Our leaders in Washington must protect the needy among us

AP The U.S. Capitol in Washington is seen at dawn on Dec. 12, 2012. Our leaders in Washington and the … Continued

‘Nuns on the bus’ leader: Power to the people – below the poverty line

AP Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of Network, speaks during a stop on the first day of a nine-state Nuns … Continued

Evangelicals mobilizing for Romney campaign

The Romney-Ryan ticket is the first Republican presidential campaign in history without a Protestant candidate, but this hasn’t deterred evangelicals … Continued

Shouting ‘fire’ in a crowded world: What the blasphemy law debate can mask

REUTERS Clouds are reflected off the Secretariat Building of the U.N .headquarters during the 67th United Nations General Assembly, in … Continued

Churches tread lightly on politics in 2012 election

With the 2012 election less than six months away, congregations are getting the message that Americans want religion out of … Continued

Jewish support for Obama strong despite Israel stance

WASHINGTON — Despite Democratic worries that President Obama could lose Jewish support over his Middle East policies, a new poll … Continued

After months of wrangling, occupiers evicted from St. Paul’s Cathedral

LONDON — Police on Tuesday (Feb. 28) evicted scores of demonstrators from a makeshift tent city they had erected outside … Continued

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. occupied the Bible

The Associated Press The Associated Press In this Aug. 28, 1963 file photo, Dorothy Height, right, National President of the … Continued

U.S. bishops should focus on economy

Ted S. Warren From left, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, of Louisville, KY, vice president of the United States Conference of Catholic … Continued

Does Pope Benedict support Occupy Wall Street?

Vincenzo Pinto AFP/Getty Images Pope Benedict XVI waves to pilgrims in St Peter’s Square in Vatican City on Oct. 23, … Continued