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Magical Thinking and the Canonization of Two Popes

Why Pope Francis is canonizing two popes for all of the world wide web to see.

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

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

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

The rise and fall of corporate religion

By Grady E. Meansauthor As a management consultant, former White House Staff member, religious writer, and “cradle Catholic,” I find … Continued

After scandal, hope for Church renewal

By John GehringCatholics in Alliance for the Common Good These are dark days for Catholics and our church. The clergy … Continued

Chatter, inspiration and the pope

Q:A senior Vatican priest last week compared outrage at Pope Benedict’s handling of sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic Church … Continued

Pope Benedict’s karma

Q:Should Pope Benedict XVI be held responsible for the escalating scandals over clerical sexual abuse in Europe? Should he be … Continued

Many Kinds of Faith, Many Kinds of Doubt

Part 11 of the OnFaith Forum “Disbelief in the Pulpit.”

‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ in a foxhole

By William BlazekBoston College School of Theology and Ministry Here is a story rarely told: I slept with a man … Continued

Pope Benedict on Economic Justice

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. Pope Benedict’s long awaited encyclical calls for a radical rethinking of economics … Continued

The Bishops We Need

It’s one thing to oppose political policies like abortion and stem cell research: it’s quite another to clothe that opposition … Continued

Priestly Celibacy: A Self-Inflicted Wound

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