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Poll: Catholics agree with Pope Francis that church is ‘obsessed’ with moral issues

RNS () — Pope Francis rocked the Catholic world last month when he gave a wide-ranging interview in which he … Continued

Pope Francis fires a warning shot at church’s ‘top-down’ bureaucracy

RNS () — Pope Francis has once again given a startlingly candid interview that reinforces his vision of a Catholic … Continued

Can Pope Francis help end the culture wars?

Francis’ words may be the push needed to keep the Catholic faith above the mess of American politics.

ANALYSIS: Pope Francis stuns the church. But will it have a lasting effect?

RNS () — Pope Francis on Thursday (Sept. 19) rocked the Catholic Church and surprised the wider world with a … Continued

Why Buddhists should support gay marriage

May 24, 2013A family takes an offering of lotus flowers to pay respects to a giant Buddha, surrounded by more … Continued

Feminism and the future of the Catholic Church

This commentary is adapted from a Berkley Center lecture delivered at Georgetown University on November 5, 2012. The unexpected election … Continued

In Texas abortion case, has ‘pro-life’ become ‘pro-choice’?

The case of a 16-year-old young woman successfully suing her parents to assure that they will support her choice to … Continued

Left behind? Conservative Christians and the gay revolution

Ken Blevins AP Signs display messages about gay marriage in front of the Devon Park United Methodist Church polling site … Continued

The new (old) Catholic Church

On the Feast of the Holy Family, I went to Mass in my hometown’s Cathedral in Colorado Springs – a … Continued

Vatican says it hasn’t lost the gay marriage fight

VATICAN CITY — Despite recent setbacks in the United States and Europe, the Catholic Church is not losing the fight … Continued

Sins of the son: Sad treatment for Billy Graham

On Sunday, two days before the election, a full page advocacy ad in The Washington Post featured a huge picture … Continued

Report: Knights of Columbus and allies are leading funders of anti-gay marriage drives

The Knights of Columbus, a wealthy and influential Catholic charitable organization, is a leading funder in the push to make … Continued

Ryan at Values Voter Summit: Obama is failing to lead in the Middle East

AP Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R- Wis. speaks at the Values Voters Summit in Washington on Sept. … Continued

Taking America Back to Greatness

Bonnie Jo Mount WASHINGTON POST Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on August 30 … Continued

Presidential politics and

AP President Barack Obama responds to a question from a member of the audience during a campaign event at the … Continued

First lady: “No place better” for political issues than in church

First lady Michelle Obama held up the church as the place to deal with political issues and the catalyst for … Continued

Interfaith leaders fast to protest solitary confinement

WASHINGTON — An interfaith coalition is urging Congress to end solitary confinement, which they said is a “harmful, costly, and … Continued

Mitt Romney’s Mormon milestone

View Photo Gallery: “The Mormon story is a quintessentially American tale,” writes On Faith columnist Lisa Miller. I’m feeling almost giddy, … Continued

Pope Benedict XVI gives direction to U.S. bishops on hot-button issues

VATICAN CITY — Over the course of the last six months, Pope Benedict XVI delivered five major speeches to small … Continued

Lutherans find common cause with Catholics on Obama mandate

ST. LOUIS — Lutherans and Catholics are not historically known for their theological sympathy, but earlier this month the president … Continued