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Christians in Egypt in the crosshairs

Aug. 14, 2013The facade of the Prince Tadros Coptic church, which was torched by assailants in the central Egyptian city … Continued

Buoyed by a new pope, priests gather to urge church reform

The death of liberal Catholicism has been proclaimed so often in recent decades that few even bother to check to … Continued

ANALYSIS: Can gay Catholics find a home in the Catholic Church?

NEW YORK — When Cardinal Timothy Dolan used the morning talk shows on Easter Sunday to say the Catholic Church … Continued

Pope Francis orders overhaul of U.S. nuns to continue

VATICAN CITY — Nearly a year after the Vatican announced a makeover of the largest umbrella group for American nuns, … Continued

Longtime gay parishioner booted from church posts

NEW YORK — As Catholic leaders try to signal a new tone of welcome for gays in the church, fresh … Continued

Cardinal Dolan: pope or pope maker?

The Dolan buzz is building. At first I thought it was part of the typical hype before a conclave. After … Continued

The next’s pope to-do list

It is easy to treat the election of the pope as a horse race that places odds of winning on … Continued

Cardinal Mahony’s vote in papal conclave stirs ire, shrugs

LOS ANGELES — After the release of damning sex abuse documents that prompted a rare public rebuke from the current … Continued

Priest/Mayor reflects French divide over gay marriage

EREAC, France — Elie Geffray straddles both sides of a bitter divide over gay marriage in France. As a retired … Continued

Are institutions Catholic enough?

The number of agencies calling themselves big-C “Catholic” will shrink. That is the inevitable result of De Caritate Ministranda , … Continued