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Pope to canonize John Paul II and John XXIII in April

ROME — Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be formally declared saints on April 27, 2014, the Vatican … Continued

Pope Francis identifies with regular Catholics

Pope Francis made a significant push Thursday toward his vision of a more pastoral, less doctrinaire Catholic Church, saying the … Continued

Are miracles really needed to become a saint?

VATICAN CITY — When the Vatican announced this month that Pope Francis would formally elevate Popes John Paul II and … Continued

ANALYSIS: ‘Pagan’ is getting a makeover. Not everyone got the memo.

Is calling someone a “pagan” a bad thing or a badge of honor? Do we even know what the term … 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

Pope Francis’ first 100 days: What we’ve learned so far

VATICAN CITY — When Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world in February in becoming the first pope to resign in … Continued

Georgetown University not ‘Catholic’?

(Simon Brubaker/THE WASHINGTON POST) Wiliam Blatty, author of The Exorcist and well-known Georgetown alum, recently grabbed media attention when he … Continued

Mercy for Kermit Gosnell

Dr. Kermit Gosnell is escorted to a waiting police van upon leaving the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia, Monday, May … Continued

Richard Land, controversial Southern Baptist leader, gets a new job

Richard Land, the evangelical culture warrior who was set to leave his job with the Southern Baptists after a series … Continued

Bringing Pope John XXIII back

Certain facts about Pope Francis are already old news. He is the first pope in more than a thousand years … Continued