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Pope Slams Hypocrite Christians, Suggests Atheists Are Better

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 02.24.2017 | Home

Pope Francis is lashing out at Catholics who live what he called a “double life” by not practicing Christian values. He even suggested that athei...

Pope Francis Has Harsh Words For People Who Text During Dinner

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 02.22.2017 | Home

Your family and friends may hate it when you text at the dinner table, but there’s no way they’re as extreme as Pope Francis. The pope decried te...

Churches Could Learn A Lot From Medieval Reenactors

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 02.24.2017 | Home
Brynn Tannehill

Recently, I was told a story about a couple in the Society for Creative Anachronisms (SCA), a medieval reenactment group, who ran a sword fighting aca...

Steve Bannon Cardinal Pal Denies Guam Post Is Punishment From Pope

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 02.19.2017 | Home

An arch-conservative American cardinal has denied that his sudden posting to Guam is a punishment from Pope Francis for a satirical publication releas...

11 Amazing Acts Of Love Inspired By Trump's Islamophobia

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.15.2017 | Home

For HuffPost’s #LoveTakesAction series, we’re telling stories of how people are standing up to hate and supporting those most threatened. What wil...

Pope Francis Asks Forgiveness From Victims Of Clergy Sex Abuse

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.15.2017 | Home

Pope Francis is asking victims and their families for forgiveness for the “horrible sin” of clerical sexual abuse. Francis’ statement comes in ...

Trump Is Exploiting Middle Eastern Christians To Score Points

Halim Shebaya | Posted 02.13.2017 | Home
Halim Shebaya

When it started raining during President Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony, Reverend Franklin Graham interpreted it as a sign of God’s blessing...

Pope Francis Targeted In Fake News Attack At The Vatican

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 02.12.2017 | Home

Even Pope Francis isn’t immune from fake news. He was mocked last week in a spoof interview printed on a fake front page that looked like it came fr...

Pope Francis Has A Very Clear Message For 'Christians' Who Build Walls

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.09.2017 | Home

Pope Francis appeared to continue his subtle indictment of President Donald Trump on Wednesday with another passionate appeal. While never directly me...

There's One Thing Pope Francis Wants Christians To Give Up For Lent

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.08.2017 | Home

Many Christians and casual Lent observers give up things like chocolate and Twitter for the 40-day fast before Easter. But Pope Francis has something ...

Pope Francis Releases His Own Super Bowl Ad ... For World Peace

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 02.05.2017 | Home

On this special day, we bring you a very special message from Pope Francis (@Pontifex). #SB51 pic.twitter.com/LtNlcpCnYy— Houston Super Bowl (@HouSu...

Posters Appear In Rome Accusing Pope Of Targeting Conservative Catholics

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 02.04.2017 | Home

Posters accusing Pope Francis of attacking conservative Catholics appeared around Rome this weekend and were swiftly covered up by city authorities. T...

The Pope Just Threw Shade At Trump In The Classiest Way Possible

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.03.2017 | Home

Pope Francis hasn’t yet directly addressed President Donald Trump’s executive order on refugees and immigrants ― but the pontiff is clearly thin...

Trump Vows To 'Destroy' The Law That Bans Churches From Endorsing Candidates

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.02.2017 | Home

President Donald Trump has pledged to repeal a 50-year-old tax law that prohibits churches and other tax-exempt organizations from participating in po...

Christian Leaders Denounce Trump's Hypocrisy Ahead Of National Prayer Breakfast

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.02.2017 | Home

More than 800 Christian leaders are calling on President Donald Trump to honor the tenets of his professed faith ahead of Thursday’s National Prayer...

Vatican Issues First Comments On Trump's Immigration Ban

Reuters | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.01.2017 | Home

The Vatican said on Wednesday it was worried about U.S. President Donald Trump’s moves on immigration, in the Holy See’s first comment since his e...

We Are Catholic. All Are Welcome.

Dr. Michael S. Brophy | Posted 01.31.2017 | Home
Dr. Michael S. Brophy

Note: This is a message sent to the Benedictine University community in the wake of national events. We are Catholic. All Are Welcome. I write to t...

The Real Work Of Being An Ally

The Cut | Posted 01.30.2017 | Home
The Cut

By Tamara Winfrey Harris Never in a generation have women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community more dearly needed active allies to counter inequ...

Irreligious Illiteracy

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 01.29.2017 | Home
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Every academic field laments popular ignorance of its area of study. Scholars of religion decry religious illiteracy, but did anyone ever think to bem...

Religious Leaders, Groups Are Appalled By Trump's Immigration Orders

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.25.2017 | Home

President Donald Trump’s first week in office has signaled major changes are on the way for immigrants and refugees seeking new lives in the United ...

Only A Minority Is Right

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2017 | Home
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

'It is possible that none of the religions are true, and it is absolutely impossible that more than one can be true.' -- Cicero, On the Nature of the...

Pope Francis Sends First Official Telegram To President Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.20.2017 | Home

Pope Francis sent President Donald Trump an official telegram on Inauguration Day ― and the pope wasted no time getting down to business. Francis us...

Yes, People Of Faith Can Absolutely Support Planned Parenthood

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.20.2017 | Home

President-elect Donald Trump rose to power and political prominence vowing to severely restrict women’s access to reproductive health care. His prom...

Catholic Bishops Are Urging Congress To Halt Obamacare Repeal

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.18.2017 | Home

Catholic bishops in the U.S. have long been some of the staunchest opponents of the Affordable Care Act. But now, they’re urging Congress to delay i...

Gospel of Wealth Preachers At Inauguration

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 01.16.2017 | Home
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Pardon me. This piece is admittedly too clever by half, but then again, so is The Gospel of Wealth. Two preachers, male and female, both proponents o...