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I’ll admit it. I have a major crush on Pope Francis.

RNS () — When I see him smiling on TV or on the cover of a magazine in the checkout … Continued

Pope Francis is unsettling _ and dividing _ the Catholic right

RNS () — For more than three decades, the Vatican of Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI operated on … Continued

Pope Francis: The end of ‘fortress Catholicism’?

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

Did Pope Francis change church teaching on homosexuality?

With his open and easygoing manner, Pope Francis charmed the media as much as the faithful during his successful visit … Continued

Gay Catholic priest comes out to an uncertain future

ST. LOUIS — On the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, the Rev. Gary Meier addressed a congregation of … Continued

Vatican intrigue is age-old part of papal politics

The Vatican appears rocked by scandalous rumors and resignations just as church leaders must gear up to replace frail Pope … Continued

Venting and vetting: The brutal side of papal politics

If you want a crash course on how papal politics really works, look no further than the saga of Scottish … Continued

Gay and straight–a black and white issue

Despite public and military support for overturning Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the legislation which bans openly gay service members, political, … Continued

DADT: the churches ahead of the politicians

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once famously wrote that American churches too often stood as society’s “tail light,” … Continued

Catholic Church’s issue is homosexuality, not pedophilia

By: Bill Donohue Anthony Stevens-Arroyo says I am wrong to challenge elite opinion on the subject of priestly sexual abuse. … Continued

Ex-Seminarian wants gay priests out of the closet

By Michelle Boorstein Looks like the activist tradition of pulling gay celebs out of the closet is moving to the … Continued

How much clout do bishops have on health-care bill?

By Michelle Boorstein In Baltimore this week, where the nation’s Catholic bishops are holding their annual meeting, there are two … Continued

Just as easy (and hard) to be good (and bad) without God

Q: Is there good without God? Can people be good without God? How can people be good, in the moral … Continued

It’s Not God’s Problem

Sometimes, I think Christians read different Bibles. If there is a recurring thought, theme and theology in and of the … Continued

Bishop Appointments Have Nothing to Do With God

The concept that people are created in the image of God is very intriguing. It implies that people know what … Continued

Lesbian Priest One of Three Nominees for Minnesota’s Episcopal Bishop

By William Wan Just weeks after Episcopal representatives voted through a measure to allow for the ordination of gay bishops, … Continued

Episcopal Convention May Discuss Gay Priests

By William Wan As the Episcopal Church kicks off its once-every-three-years convention today in Anaheim, the meetings may include a … Continued

Celibacy a Man-Made Rule that Can be Changed

Should the Catholic priesthood be restricted to single, celibate men? Do clergy restrictions based on gender, marital status or sexual … Continued