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Pope Francis stirs debate yet again with interview with an atheist Italian journalist

Pope Francis cranked up his charm offensive on the world outside the Vatican on Tuesday, saying in the second widely … 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

Catholic leaders using Communion as a weapon in the culture wars

Polling shows that ex-Catholics are the third largest religious group in the United States. Many Catholic laity are experiencing a … 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

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

Why we need feminist theology: Romney and ‘binders full of women’

AP Moderator Candy Crowley, center, applauds as President Obama, right, shakes hands with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney during the … Continued

Is a catechist Catholic?

Tracy A. Woodward THE WASHINGTON POST Alison Carroll holds a copy of the Profession of Faith on Tuesday July 5th, … Continued

Religious liberty: A cause for all seasons

Patrick Semansky AP Deacons sing during a liturgy in Baltimore, Thursday, June 21, 2012, to kick off the “Fortnight For … Continued

Can the Catholic Church embrace the pill?

The Catholic bishops are in the process of lifting the ban on the birth control pill. The problem is they … Continued

Biblical Satan and GOP rhetoric: Is the enemy within?

Who is Satan and what is he doing in our presidential politics? The figure of Satan is popularly understood as … Continued