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Love, Marriage and the Vatican: Americans' Attitudes about Marriage and the Catholic Church

Paul Herrnson | Posted 11.29.2014 | Religion
Paul Herrnson

In a country where about a quarter of the population identify as Catholic, how does the American public's attitudes about marriage, divorce and cohabitation accord with those of the Catholic Church?

Abuse Watchdogs Say Bishops' ‘Failings' Hurt Their Credibility

Posted 05.13.2013 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service (RNS) Even as an annual review this week gave Catholic bishops high marks on sex abuse prevention policies, ...

Pope Names Two Americans Among 24 New Cardinals

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) Two American archbishops, one serving in Rome and the other in Washington, D.C., will be...

Glenn Beck Is Right to Fear Dorothy Day

Jim O'Grady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim O'Grady

Demagogues like Coughlin and Beck use ever more shrill appeals to cause serious short-term turmoil but, in the process, turn their followers' hearts to stone. People are happier, Day believed, when they are good.