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Can a Radical Pope Change American Culture Wars?

Pope Francis has rattled the right by shifting power and emphasizing new priorities.

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5 Ways Pope Francis Is Shaking Up the Church

He disappoints the liberals and scares the conservatives — what’s not to like?

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2014 in Christianity: A Year in Review

Let us call to mind where we’ve been and what we need to do to make this a better year for all people.

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The 10 Best Pope Francis Moments (So Far)

The Pope Francis era’s greatest hits.

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5 Questions About the Vatican Synod on the Family

A Q&A with Jesuit priest Father Jim Martin on the Pope’s meeting with the bishops.

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Vatican Signals “Stunning Change” in Stance Toward Gays and Lesbians

A document from the Synod of Bishops provokes debate from the right and left flanks of the Catholic Church.

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Where Does Catholic Doctrine End and Pastoral Practice Begin?

The doctrine-versus-disciple argument could occupy bishops for years, and it often has.

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7 Family Issues Pope Francis Should — But Won’t — Discuss

If any women were invited to the Vatican’s synod on the family, they’d be having a very different conversation.

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Can the Catholic Church Change Its Teaching on Divorce?

Meet the U.S. cardinal who wants to prevent divorced Catholics from receiving communion.

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Vatican: Defrocked Diplomat Who Abused Children Could Face Extradition

Stripped of his diplomatic immunity, Jozef Wesolowski

 could be sent to the Dominican Republic, where he preyed on young boys.