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Poll: Catholics agree with Pope Francis that church is ‘obsessed’ with moral issues

RNS () — Pope Francis rocked the Catholic world last month when he gave a wide-ranging interview in which he … Continued

Pope Francis and the church’s new attitude

“Five years ago, I would have been afraid of saying anything like what the pope said in his [recent] interview,” says … Continued

Reformist priest sees potential ally in Pope Francis

WASHINGTON — An Austrian priest who’s been banned from speaking at Roman Catholic churches during his three-week U.S. tour said … Continued

Priests’ reform group charts middle course

Before convening its second annual meeting last month, a fledgling organization of U.S. priests that wants to reform the Catholic … Continued

Buoyed by a new pope, priests gather to urge church reform

The death of liberal Catholicism has been proclaimed so often in recent decades that few even bother to check to … Continued

Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury to meet for the first time

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will meet in Rome on Friday (June 14) for … Continued

Senior cardinal says Francis will bring new life to Vatican II

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has ushered in a new phase in the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, shifting … Continued

Pope Francis says women play a ‘fundamental’ role within the church

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Wednesday (April 3) said women play a “fundamental role” in the Catholic Church as … Continued

Vatican defends Pope Francis’ washing of women’s feet

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican on Friday (March 29) dismissed criticism of Pope Francis’ decision to wash the feet of … Continued

Church of England rejects women bishops

LONDON — In a surprise move that shocked both sides of a years-long debate, the Church of England on Tuesday … Continued