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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.

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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.

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Magical Thinking and the Canonization of Two Popes

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.