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Protesters Back Nuns In Standoff With Vatican

Reuters | Posted 07.24.2012 | Religion

By Stephanie Simon May 23 (Reuters) - In Washington, D.C., and Toledo, Ohio, in upstate New York and in south Texas, protesters have g...

Legionaries Of Christ Rocked By Abuse, Secrecy, And Hypocrisy

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2012 | Religion

* Legionaries head asks forgiveness for mishandling case * Scandal concerns popular American priest who fathered a child ...

The Vatican Lays A Cunning Trap For American Nuns

Mary C. Johnson | Posted 07.21.2012 | Religion
Mary C. Johnson

At the end of this month, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious will meet to formulate a response to a Vatican trap whose cunning is best appreciated within the long tradition of religious authorities who craft impossible dilemmas for those they perceive as threats.

Fugitive Catholic Priests Avoid Trial by Fleeing Country

Posted 05.09.2012 | Religion

At least 32 Roman Catholic priests have fled the country to avoid prosecution since 1985 and only five have returned to face trial, reports the Chica...

New Swiss Guards Swear To Give Up Lives To Protect Pope

AP | Posted 05.07.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- Twenty-six Swiss men have joined the oldest standing army in the world, swearing to give up their lives to protect the pope as the Vat...

Kathleen Turner, 31 Years Since Body Heat

Felice Arenas | Posted 07.04.2012 | Entertainment
Felice Arenas

Last week, I caught up with Kathleen Turner to talk about going from Broadway to movies and back again, crawling up Steve Martin's leg to get a part, Warren Beatty pursuing her and why she took on her latest role in The Perfect Family.

Catholic Priest Admits To Being Secretly Married

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.02.2012 | Religion

Father Kevin Lee, a Catholic Priest who presided over Padre Pio parish in Sydney, Australia, admitted to being secretly married for a year, and says m...

Pope Benedict Praises Predecessor As Model For Polish People

AP | Posted 05.02.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI has praised his predecessor, Pope John Paul II, as a model for the Polish people on the first anniversary of his bea...

Why Stay In The Church?

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 06.29.2012 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

The church can be a tough place. We hear things that we don't like; we see things that we don't approve of; we are forced to pray with people with whom we don't agree.

Walking The (Catholic) Plank

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Sarah O'Leary

Why doesn't my Catholic Church get its own house in order first? Get the plank/log/boulder/semi truck/elephant out of its own eye before it tries to remove a speck from another's eye?

A Loss Of Family And A Change Of Faith

KidSpirit | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
KidSpirit

In the year since my grandfather's death, my views on faith and religion have changed a lot. After much inward debate I have decided to give up Judaism and become agnostic.

A Catholic's Guide to Living In a Haunted House

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 06.25.2012 | Weird News
Alejandro Rojas

Jansen struggled with the preposterous idea that ghosts may actually exist, but as the supernatural experiences piled up, he also could not accept any conclusion to the contrary. He wondered, "Why was I resisting both belief and non-belief?"

Having the Sisters' Back

Jim Wallis | Posted 04.25.2012 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Do most of us believe that the bishops are the only "authentic teachers of faith and morals?" The sisters may be the most positive face of the Catholic Church today, and they are keeping people in the Church who would have given up on the all-male hierarchy long ago.

UPDATED: Georgetown Faculty Challenge Rep. Paul Ryan On Catholic Teaching And Budget

Posted 04.24.2012 | Religion

UPDATE: 4/24, 4:00pm: Rep. Paul Ryan's spokesman, Kevin Seifert, sent this email in response to an inquiry about the Georgetown Faculty Letter from Th...

Earth Day 2012: Quotes On The Environment from Pope Benedict XVI

Posted 04.21.2012 | Religion

Pope Benedict has not been shy in regards to issues of the environment. He has spoken frequently about everyone's right to food, right to water and re...

Nuns Gone Wild? Why The Vatican Is Cracking Down On The Catholic Sisters

Reuters | Posted 06.20.2012 | Religion

* Vatican aims to rein in conference of Catholic nuns * Differences over ordination of women, ministry to gays * Some U....

Why Being A Hindu Has Made Me A Better Catholic

Chris Fici | Posted 06.20.2012 | Religion
Chris Fici

In fact, I see that where I was before is very much the same as I am now. My Hindu faith has made me a better Christian.

A Change Of Habit: 7 Secrets To Guilt-Free Living

Patty Kogutek | Posted 06.18.2012 | Religion
Patty Kogutek

Secret #1: Don't let religion get in the way of your relationship with God.

End the 'Witch Hunt' Approach at Catholic Community-Organizing Fund

Pablo Eisenberg | Posted 06.17.2012 | Impact
Pablo Eisenberg

It is one thing to demand fealty to Catholic church principles from grant recipients; it is quite another to insist that these groups cannot in any way be associated with other organizations that do not adhere to the church's teachings.

Healing The Grandchildren Of Rwandan Genocide

Suzanne Skees | Posted 06.15.2012 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

Julienne was just four during the 1994 genocide. She is HIV-positive and works as an artisan for this member-owned women's collective through The Ih...

Catholic Group Condemns The Three Stooges, Hollywood For 'Trashing Christianity'

Posted 04.13.2012 | Religion

"The Three Stooges" opens around the country today (April 13th), but there is one group that has already deemed the film a stinker. The Catholic ...

Finding The Mystic Life In All of Us

KidSpirit | Posted 06.12.2012 | Religion
KidSpirit

I believe that mystical practice may involve greater religious devotion because it eliminates all the superfluous elements.

The Illusion of Religious Choice

Joseph Rauch | Posted 06.11.2012 | College
Joseph Rauch

I do not think raising a child without religious values bears more merit than raising a child with religious values, but the development is certainly worth looking into.

Catholic Report Warns Of 'Growing Complacency' About Child Protection

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 04.11.2012 | Religion

NEW YORK -- Roman Catholic dioceses and religious orders said they received 594 credible claims of clergy sex abuse last year, with all but a few of t...

Documentary Stars Vatican-Approved Exorcist

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 04.09.2012 | Religion

Many people are familiar with the iconic 1973 film "The Exorcist," in which actors Max von Sydow and Jason Miller team up to turn the tables on a trul...