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Pope Francis the Sinner

Sure, this is the pope who said, “Who am I to judge?” But Pope Francis’s mission has been to live out a theology of sin.

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Lent 101

Making sense of ashes, fish and fasting during the annual 40-day penitential period.

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Pope Francis and the Prosperity Gospel

Pope Francis extends his ecumenism to a minister many consider to be a prosperity gospel peddler and Christian pariah.

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Pope of the Spiritual But Not Religious?

Leaders from humanist and “spiritual but not religious” communities discuss what they see in Pope Francis.

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Beware of Pope Francis

You can’t admire Pope Francis without acknowledging that the path he’s taking demands that we change.

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Venture Capital Catholicism

Pope Francis presents a model for risk-taking religion. A Catholic church in decline has no choice but to take heed.

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On anniversary of resignation, Benedict XVI has no regrets

Pope Benedict XVI, now retired and living in seclusion inside the Vatican, believes history will vindicate his difficult eight-year papacy.

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What’s so peculiar about Pope Francis?

Five unique aspects of the first year of Pope Francis.

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The pope and the president: What to look for in the Obama-Francis summit

Reporter David Gibson offers initial ideas on how President Obama’s meeting with Pope Francis could play out.

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Pope Francis picks cardinals who point the way to Catholicism’s future

Pope Francis’ choice of new cardinals confirms the unique characteristics and goals of his papacy.