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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?

Demand Justice for Fast Food Workers

Our economy of low wages and corporate greed is not what God intends for human life.

It’s Not Just Pope Francis — God Wants Wealth Redistributed, Too

Conservative commentators are freaking out about Pope Francis’ views on economic inequality, but the pope is in line with traditional Catholic teaching.

The Contradictions of the Saints

Canonization can stereotype the life of the saint — as it becomes more Christ-like, the rough edges of a saint’s story can be smoothed away.

Magical Thinking and the Canonization of Two Popes

Why Pope Francis is canonizing two popes for all of the world wide web to see.

The Pope, a Bishop, and the Scandal of Wealth

Francis is seen as a pope who is seeking to liberate Catholicism from its own pretensions.

Pope Francis is Neither ‘Liberal’ nor ‘Conservative’ — He’s Catholic

While Pope Francis’s ideas may be “liberal” in a secular American political context, they are anything but liberal in a Catholic context.

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.

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

Francis, the peace pope

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

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

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

No track to sainthood

I am not now, nor have I ever been, a member of the Catholic Church. That’s why I feel less … Continued

Muslims reflect on the Holocaust

May 18-24 felt like a lifetime: emotional, exhausting, and exhilarating, as amid the horror of the Holocaust, we escorted a … Continued

Can Pope Francis finish the job that Benedict began?

In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, left, is welcomed by Pope Francis … Continued

Pope Benedict XVI’s humble courage

Andrew Medichini AP Pope Benedict XVI walks away after addressing the crowd from the window of the Pope’s summer residence … Continued

Benedict XVI leaves as popular Pope, but no John Paul II

Pope Benedict XVI steps down with an uptick in personal popularity and wide support for his decision to retire, according … Continued

The Catholic Church can’t change

Alessandra Tarantino AP Pope Benedict XVI arrives for his weekly general audience at the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, … Continued