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Pope Francis sends e-mail on Holocaust to American Jewish leader

Pope Francis offers contributes to renewal of Catholic-Jewish relations in the form of a personal e-mail.

Second Vatican Council at 50

AP In this picture made available by the Vatican newspaper Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI greets the faithful after the … Continued

A veteran, professor and priest

Father Francis P. Duffy and the Fighting 69th With Veterans Day here, this week’s column features a priest whose statue … Continued

A Catholic approach to Israel and Palestine?

As the leaders of the Palestinian people prepare to petition for recognition as a nation-state at the United Nations, Catholic … Continued

Beatify the man, not his politics

The May 1st beatification of John Paul II will not bestow the title “the Great” on the first Polish pope. … Continued

In good conscience?

By Jon O’Brien president, Catholics for Choice In his annual speech to the diplomatic corps with credentials at the Vatican, … Continued

Vatican contemplates communication strategy in Twitter era

Traditionally slow to move, the Vatican prepares to jump into the modern communications world.

A problem of his own making

President Obama’s 10-day Asia trip includes visits to India and Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country. The president chose not … Continued

20 questions for atheists and believers

I have just finished reading Christopher Hitchens’s memoir Hitch-22, in which he adapts a monthly feature from Vanity Fair magazine … Continued

The forgotten pope who challenged Hitler

By Marvin Hier Earlier this year, eighteen Catholic scholars from the United States, Germany, and Australia, took the unprecedented step … Continued

Papal fallibility

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. Thirteen years after the Hartford Courant ran an expose of sexual abuses … Continued

Moral case for financial reform

By John GehringCatholics in Alliance for the Common Good As financial reform legislation stalls in the Senate for the moment … Continued

A criminal matter, not a spiritual one

Q:A senior Vatican priest last week compared outrage at Pope Benedict’s handling of sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic Church … Continued

Sainthood for Miep Gies

By Menachem Z. Rosensaft Adjunct professor of law at Cornell Law School The question Roman Catholics throughout the world should … Continued

Selling Vatican jewels

Comedian Sarah Silverman suggested that we “Sell the Vatican. Feed the world.” Speaking on the eve of the October 2009 … Continued

Predictions for 2010

Here are ten predictions with a Catholic America twist for 2010. 1. The changes in the liturgy will upset the … Continued

The Catholic Church’s religious blackmail of secular government

Q: U.S. Catholic bishops are defending their direct involvement in congressional deliberations over health-care reform, saying that church leaders have … Continued

Vatican welcoming only the right?

This Catholic’s View By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. Pope Benedict’s latest initiative toward Anglicans who want to rejoin the Catholic … Continued

The Pope’s Peaceful Trip

Pope Benedict XVI was featured on Jon Stewart’s Comedy Channel faux-news show, meaning that the papal trip to the Holy … Continued

Pope to Skip Israeli Holocaust Museum

It’s disappointing that Pope Benedict XVl will not visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum on his upcoming trip to Israel. … Continued