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Pope Francis: The end of ‘fortress Catholicism’?

Pope Francis reached out to gays, saying he won’t judge priests for their sexual orientation in a news conference Monday. … Continued

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

Cardinals hold first meeting but don’t set date for conclave

VATICAN CITY — Roman Catholic cardinals on Monday (March 4) met for the first of a series of closed-door meetings … Continued

The church young Catholics want

MAX ROSSI REUTERS Pope Benedict XVI walks past a figurine of baby Jesus as he leads the Christmas Mass in … Continued

Who’s in the running? 12 names to watch to become the next pope

Pope Benedict XVI’s sudden announcement that he would resign by the end of the month took the church and the … Continued

Catholic bishop tries to explain how a priest ended up in’self-bondage’

After all three Masses on the weekend of Jan. 19-20, parishioners of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Springfield, Ill., were … Continued

Boston cardinal reshuffles parishes to meet priest shortage

Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley on Thursday (Nov. 15) launched an ambitious, five-year plan to consolidate local parish leadership and reinvigorate … Continued

A new phase of child protection: What to do with laity and clergy who abuse?

The steps taken in the last 30 years to prevent the devastating trauma of child sexual abuse are making a … Continued

What’s next for Robert Finn, the first Catholic bishop convicted in sex abuse cover-up

Catholic Bishop Robert W. Finn was found guilty Thursday (Sept. 6) of failing to tell police about a priest suspected … Continued

Is Benedict becoming a papal enforcer?

WASHINGTON — As Pope Benedict XVI marked his seventh anniversary as pope on Thursday (April 19), many Catholics were wondering … Continued