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The pope, a bishop, and the scandal of wealth

Pope Francis waves to faithful as he arrives to attend the Marian prayer in St. Peter’s square at the Vatican, … Continued

Pope Francis is neither ‘liberal’ nor ‘conservative.’ He’s Catholic.

Born Jorge Bergolgio, he took the papal name of Francis, in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, shown behind him … Continued

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A Protestant in praise of the Catholic Church

Like millions of others, I am gratefully stunned by his revolutionary remarks on the Catholic Church’s “obsession” with long-held doctrines on gay people and abortion.

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The Pope Francis effect: 8 ways he’s changing the Catholic Church

So we know by now that Pope Francis is different. But is he changing more than just the tone of … Continued

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Francis, the peace pope

Francis’ anti-war rhetoric is quickly earning him a unique place in papal history.

Labor Day strikes by fast food workers: Would you like some justice with those fries?

People yell during a protest for better wages for fast food workers in Detroit. (Mario Tama/Getty Images ) The fast … Continued

Should Christians support intervention in Syria? No.

Aug. 21, 2013Activists inspect the bodies of people they say were killed in a toxic gas attack. Activists allege that … Continued

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What Catholic women want

Catholic women leaders see in Pope Francis’s call to action tremendous potential for new conversations about gender in the church and society.

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

In Brazil, a pope who heals and converts

Pope Francis waves to the faithful as he arrives at St. Peter’s Square on June 16, 2013. (Giorgio Cosulich/Getty Images) … Continued