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Pope Francis and prelates attend morning session of extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family at Vatican
5 Questions About the Vatican Synod on the Family

A Q&A with Jesuit priest Father Jim Martin on the Pope’s meeting with the bishops.

Pope Francis sends e-mail on Holocaust to American Jewish leader

Pope Francis offers contributes to renewal of Catholic-Jewish relations in the form of a personal e-mail.

Call him ‘pope-emeritus’

JAVIER BARBANCHO AFP/GETTY IMAGES Picture taken on July 8, 2006 of Pope Benedict XVI waving to pilgrims on arrival at … Continued

Evangelical Catholics on offense

STEFANO RELLANDINI REUTERS Pope Benedict XVI waves to faithful from his ‘Popemobile’ upon his arrival to conduct an open-air mass … Continued

Second Vatican Council at 50

AP In this picture made available by the Vatican newspaper Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI greets the faithful after the … Continued

Pluralism and prejudice: How conflicts over religious pluralism reveal America’s new ‘Sacred Ground’

The only Protestant running for president in 2012 is President Obama, an American of both a racially and a religiously … Continued

On Catholic oath of fidelity: It’s about time

Tracy A. Woodward THE WASHINGTON POST Kathleen Riley, left, and Alison Carroll, right, stand next to St. Ann Catholic Church … Continued

Is this what a Catholic feminist looks like?

One of the clearest fault-lines in American Catholicism concerns the status of women. When American Catholics get angry at something, … Continued

With allegations of a ‘nun crackdown,’ the Vatican goes spring cleaning

If everyone could just calm down for a moment regarding the Vatican and nuns, perhaps we could all consider some … Continued

Vatican: U.S. Catholic sisters, nuns making serious theological errors

View Photo Gallery: In light of the Vatican’s action on Wednesday, here is a list of nuns who have become known in the … Continued

A new one-size-fits-all Catholic Mass?

Andre Penner AP Monks attend a Mass at the Sao Paulo Metropolitan Cathedral in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Liberals in the … Continued

Let’s debate the Gospel

Former Arkansas governor and 2012 presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee found himself in hot water this week after he called Islam … Continued

Muslim liberation theology on the march

Egyptian Muslim clerics join a demonstration on February 1, 20 at Cairo s Tahrir Square as massive tides of protesters … Continued

Lots of preaching, little governing

I called the Tea Party “civil religion” promoting old-fashioned Nativist notions against Americans of diverse religions and races. Little in … Continued

Inheriting religious prejudice

Today’s guest blogger is Claire Curran. She is an IFYC summer intern and a sophomore religion major at Gustavus Adolphus … Continued

After scandal, hope for Church renewal

By John GehringCatholics in Alliance for the Common Good These are dark days for Catholics and our church. The clergy … Continued

Pope should endorse independent investigation

By Gerald T. Slevinretired attorney The expanding abuse crisis requires immediate action by Catholics. It is needed to invigorate their … Continued

Chatter, inspiration and the pope

Q:A senior Vatican priest last week compared outrage at Pope Benedict’s handling of sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic Church … Continued

A call for a Catholic reformation

By Henri BouladEgyptian Jesuit (Originally written in July 2007. Published with the author’s permission.) Holy Father, I dare to speak … Continued

The sins of the Fathers are crimes

Q:Should Pope Benedict XVI be held responsible for the escalating scandals over clerical sexual abuse in Europe? Should he be … Continued