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My Uncomfortable Audience with the Pope

In line to see the pope is where I first experienced the universal, catholic, Catholic Church.

7 Ways Thomas Merton Changed the World

Did the Trappist monk change the world? Maybe not. But he changed my life, and he could change yours, too.

The Catholic Church Supports Science…Plus 9 More Things You Should Know

Two Jesuit scientists list must-know facts about the Vatican-owned observatory.

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How a Jesuit Network Is Transforming Urban Education

Eight lessons all schools could learn from the Cristo Rey Network of college prep schools.

“The Most Vocal Opponents of Abortion Support the Bombing of Children”

A Q&A with activist and priest John Dear.

More Diversity, More Drums for U.S. Churches

A new study finds more congregations are open to gays lesbians, racial diversity, and exuberant worship experiences.

Once Again, Martin Scorsese to Film Famous Religious Novel

The “Last Temptation of Christ”-director set to adapt historic tale of Jesuit Christian persecution.

Beware of Pope Francis

You can’t admire Pope Francis without acknowledging that the path he’s taking demands that we change.

What’s So Peculiar About Pope Francis?

Five unique aspects of the first year of Pope Francis.

Peace Activist John Dear Parts Ways with the Jesuits

Following years of disagreements, the prominent peace activist and Jesuit priest has left the Society of Jesus — the same order of Pope Francis.

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Pope Francis, the ‘humble pope’?

Is Pope Francis bringing the mystical office—seen as a living symbol of God’s stewardship of the world—too far down to earth?

Pope Francis as the first Jesuit pope explained

Jesuits are an order of priests, brothers and novices who follow the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola, a 16th century Spanish warrior-turned-priest.

Pope to Twitter: Follow me

The leaders in Catholic online media offer their blurbs on Pope Benedict’s entrance into the “Twittersphere.”