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Pope Francis hearts atheists

Atheists search for a response to the heartfelt new Pontiff.

Liberation theology finds new welcome in Pope Francis’ Vatican

VATICAN CITY — A progressive theological current that emphasizes the Catholic Church’s closeness to the poor and the marginalized but … Continued

Pope Francis is lots of hope, very little change

In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, left, is welcomed by Pope Francis … Continued

What do the religiously unaffiliated pray for?

A stained glass window glows, restored and then donated to the Museum of Divine Statues, is seen beyond a statue … Continued

Pope Francis and the long shadow of Argentina’s “Dirty War’’

WASHINGTON — In 1974, when the Rev. Jorge Bergoglio was the top Jesuit in his native Argentina, a former nightclub … Continued

Why the first Jesuit pope is a big deal

Jesuits are bound by oath not to seek higher office in the Roman Catholic Church, and now one of them … Continued

Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio elected as Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY — Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as Pope Francis on Wednesday (March 13), after only two … Continued

Exhibit highlights blacks’ connection to Scripture

NEW YORK — A new exhibit at New York’s Museum of Biblical Art makes one point clear and inescapable: Biblical … Continued

Q&A with hip-hop expert Monica Miller

PORTLAND, Ore. — Hip-hop’s all the rage at universities and seminaries these days. Scholars parse its angry and often violent … Continued

Was Cardinal Carlo Martini the last liberal Catholic bishop?

VATICAN CITY — With the recent death of Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, Catholics who call for church reform on issues … Continued