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The remarkable power of the charisma pope

Pope Francis in Rio de Janeiro to celebrate World Youth Day. (Mario Tama/GETTY IMAGES ) While much of the public … Continued

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Francis, the peace pope

Francis’ anti-war rhetoric is quickly earning him a unique place in papal history.

No track to sainthood

I am not now, nor have I ever been, a member of the Catholic Church. That’s why I feel less … Continued

Second Vatican Council at 50

AP In this picture made available by the Vatican newspaper Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI greets the faithful after the … Continued

Papal religion and politics in Mexico and Cuba

Pope Benedict’s visit to Latin America in 2012 will take him to two countries: one where the Catholic Church is … Continued

Can the Catholic Church embrace the pill?

The Catholic bishops are in the process of lifting the ban on the birth control pill. The problem is they … Continued

Pope Benedict goes to #OWS

Andrew Medichini AP Pope Benedict XVI acknowledges cheers upon his arrival in the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican … Continued

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Vatican contemplates communication strategy in Twitter era

Traditionally slow to move, the Vatican prepares to jump into the modern communications world.

Attack on the legitimacy of the Jewish state demands pope’s response

By Rabbi Cooper On March 26, 2000, Pope John Paul II stepped up to the Western Wall, the symbol of … Continued

When angry flight attendants become heroes

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Steve Slater. American hero. The JetBlue flight attendant who blew a gasket and cursed out his … Continued