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10 ways to revitalize the Catholic Church

(Andrew Medichini/AP ) Reform is afoot in the Vatican. Pope Francis has tightened the reins on the Vatican bank, worked … Continued

Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury to meet for the first time

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will meet in Rome on Friday (June 14) for … Continued

Pope Francis redirects employee bonuses to charity

VATICAN CITY — Vatican employees won’t receive the special bonus they are traditionally awarded when a new pope is elected, … Continued

European austerity measures reach the Vatican budget

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican must adopt “effective” cost reduction measures in the wake of the global economic crisis, Pope … Continued

Director of Vatican Bank resigns under pressure

VATICAN CITY — In an unprecedented move, the board of the Vatican Bank on Thursday (May 24) forced its president, … Continued

Pope arrives in Cuba, blasts economic ‘selfishness’

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Cuba on Monday (March 26), renewing the Catholic Church’s pledge to “work … Continued

Church of England installs alarms to stop copper thefts

LONDON — The Church of England is spearheading a campaign to install high-tech movement sensors on scores of churches in … Continued

Jesus and the G20: a policy of forgiving debt

By Reverend Steven D. Martin Executive Director, New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good On October 1, 2010 Haiti was … Continued

What President Obama left out in his UN speech

By Bishop Neil IronsExecutive Secretary, Council of Bishops, United Methodist Church I believe that God weeps with us for every … Continued

G-20’s commitment to the poor

By Gradye Parsons and Richard Cizik The global economic crisis continues to exact a steep human cost. As we see … Continued

What Catholics can teach Glenn Beck

By John GehringCatholics in Alliance for the Common Good While it’s generally not worth spilling any ink over Glenn Beck, … Continued

Faith and development

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall As Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams occupies a unique position in the religious world, … Continued

Interfaith Call for World Peace

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall Two contrasting images hovered over the September 6-8 “Prayer for Peace” in Cracow, Poland. … Continued

Desperately Seeking Security

By Isha Juddspiritual teacher, author Today, more than ever before, humanity is facing uncertainty. In the midst of global economic … Continued

Obama and Pope Have Cordial Meeting

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. President Obama and Pope Benedict had a cordial and serene meeting, according … Continued

Vatican: “Cordial” Exchange on Life Issue

Official statement from the Vatican here on the meeting between Pope Benedict XVI and President Obama. Note the careful use … Continued

Spiritual Counsel to the G8

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall The annual ritual of the G8 Summit is upon us. There are plenty about … Continued

Faith-Based Competition

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall The meeting room at the Washington office of the Pew Forum on Religion and … Continued

Weak Economy Crippling the Poor

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall First the steep jump in food prices, then in gas prices, now a world-wide … Continued

In God’s Image

Poverty statistics can be numbing. We scrabble for tangible images to translate sterile estimates of poverty’s effects — hungry, homeless, … Continued