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Salam and salutation to Pope Francis

Pope Francis (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) The iconic spiritual leaders of our time took decades of struggle and growth … Continued

When Catholic schools fire gay teachers, laity push back

RNS () — They taught English, gym, music and fifth grade, and are typically described as “beloved” by their students. … Continued

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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

Gay rights vs. religious rights: 7 issues to watch

NEW YORK — The rights of religious groups or individuals that object to same-sex marriage continue to clash with those … Continued

Labor Day and the unions’ forgotten religious roots

RNS () — Of the 10 holidays recognized by the federal government, the future status of two — Labor Day … Continued

Six challenges for organizing a progressive religious movement

FIGURING FAITH : The recent release of the PRRI/Brookings Economic Values Survey has triggered a lively discussion about a potential … Continued

Five reasons why women care about HHS’ contraception mandate

A woman holding a birth control pill. (Eric Gaillard — Reuters) Today, when the Department of Health and Human Services’ … Continued

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Millennials are faithful, but not always religious

Community is the answer to my generation’s struggle with religion.

White House denies contraception exemption to private businesses

The Obama administration on Friday (June 28) issued final rules for religious groups for its controversial contraception mandate, maintaining its … Continued

After high court rulings, what will religious conservatives do?

The twin Supreme Court rulings on Wednesday (June 26) that further opened the door for gay marriage in the U.S. … Continued