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Pope Francis names assisting bishop for troubled Newark, N.J., archdiocese

NEWARK, N.J. — Pope Francis on Tuesday (Sept. 24) named a partner to Archbishop John J. Myers to govern the … Continued

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

U.S. nuns strike a positive note on Vatican investigation

ORLANDO, Fla. — U.S. Catholic nuns — accused by Rome of “radical feminism” for advocating social justice at the expense … Continued

America must be better than Guantanamo

A Guantanamo detainee’s feet are shown in this April 27, 2010 file photo. (POOL/REUTERS ) Diane Randall is the executive … Continued

Catholics clinging to guns, not God?

A man fires his handgun along a mountain range in Buckeye, Arizona, January (Joshua Lott/Reuters ) The Boston Marathon bombing … Continued

Pope Francis has a long to-do list, and it starts with the Curia

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis comes into office riding a wave of good will but facing a host of challenges … Continued

Joseph Ratzinger, the last of the traditional popes

Pope Benedict XVI battled severe headwinds during his eight-year reign as pontiff. The first was simply his age and physical … Continued

Obama’s use of Scripture has elements of Lincoln, King

President Obama will publicly take the oath of office with Bibles once owned by his political heroes, Abraham Lincoln and … Continued

The religious left needs strong moral issues

“Why do reporters cover hateful and controversial religion stories but never the nice, good things that religious leaders do?” I’m … Continued

Marriage equality campaigns: The difference faith makes

AP Anthony Streiff, left, Alex Sand and Nam Dorjee, all of Minneapolis, are in tears when it is announced that … Continued