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Catholic Woman Hope Their Voices Will Be Heard During Vatican's Synod On The Family

Religion News Service | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.06.2015 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Women don’t have a vote at the meeting of 270 Catholic bishops on family issues that began this week, but they hope their voi...

Climate Change This Week: The Flood Connection, a Clean Energy Superpower, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.06.2015 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When Peruvian Amazon forests disappear, so does this insect, and webs of amazing be...

The New Catholics

Robert Slayton | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics
Robert Slayton

In 2015 Muslims are the target of Americans' bigotry, replacing Catholics of a century ago. Neither episode represents the better ideals of this country; every citizen -- then and now -- should be evaluated on his actions, not with prejudiced, preconceived tests.

What Words Did Pope Francis Use The Most During His Visit To The U.S.?

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.28.2015 | Religion

During his six-day trip to the United States, Pope Francis delivered a total of 19 speeches and homilies. He spoke to a wide array of audiences, from ...

Pope Francis Offers A Classic Sunday Sermon To Inspire The Faithful On Last Day In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 09.27.2015 | Religion

PHILADELPHIA -- Pope Francis celebrated a final Mass with hundreds of thousands of joyful Catholics assembled on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, offeri...

Pope Makes Suprise Stop To Bless Statue Of Catholic-Jewish Unity

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.27.2015 | Religion

Pope Francis made a surprise stop at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia on Sunday to bless a statue that celebrates the Vatican's tie...

Pope Francis Speaks To Bishops On Gay Marriage And Families In Philadelphia

The Huffington Post | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.27.2015 | Religion

PHILADELPHIA -- Pope Francis -- who has largely avoided directly speaking of controversies over LGBT rights despite heavy lobbying from conservative a...

Pope Francis Pays Surprise Visit To Survivors Of Clergy Sex Abuse

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.28.2015 | Religion

Pope Francis met with five survivors of sex abuse in Philadelphia on Sunday morning. The half-hour meeting took place at the St. Charle...

What Happens After You See Pope Francis?

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.26.2015 | Religion

Pope Francis is nearing the end of his six-day, three-city tour of the United States -- and everywhere he goes, his events are the hottest ticket...

At Philly's Independence Mall, Pope Francis Offers His Definition Of Religious Freedom

The Huffington Post | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.26.2015 | Religion

PHILADELPHIA -- Pope Francis addressed thousands of people gathered at Philadelphia’s historic Independence Mall on Saturday afternoon, just fee...

Pope Francis' Message To Philadelphia Catholics At The Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.26.2015 | Religion

Pope Francis celebrated Mass at The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul on Saturday, delivering a homily that lifted up Philadelphia's Catholic history...

Pope Francis Arrives In Philadelphia For Weekend Celebrating Catholic Families

The Associated Press | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.26.2015 | Religion

PHILADELPHIA — Pope Francis arrived in the City of Brotherly Love on Saturday for the final leg of his U.S. visit — a festive weekend devo...

Yes, Pope Francis's Visit to a Prison Is a Big Deal

Yolande Cadore | Posted 09.25.2015 | Politics
Yolande Cadore

Today, more than two million people are behind bars. Few of us stop to consider the human impacts of incarceration or what it means to be separated from a parent, sibling and social settings you've known your entire life.

Saint Junipero Serra: A Second Thought

Mark I. Pinsky | Posted 09.25.2015 | Religion
Mark I. Pinsky

In canonizing Father Junipero Serra in Washington, D.C. on September 23, Pope Francis signaled that the Vatican believes the founder of the California mission system did his best for Native Americans. Serra's defenders say it is unfair to judge the 18th century Franciscan missionary by contemporary standards.

Pope Pushes GOP Catholics On Climate Change In 'The Catholic Apprentice'

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 09.25.2015 | Comedy

The Pope is sort of an expert on being Catholic. So what happens when he sits down with the Catholic GOP presidential candidates and tests them on wha...

Pope Francis' Speech Is A Win For Progressives

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics

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Pope Francis Skips Lunch With Politicians To Eat With Homeless In Washington, D.C.

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.24.2015 | Religion

Pope Francis stepped away from the pomp and pageantry of Capitol Hill to be with the poor and homeless on Thursday. Passing on the opportunity to dine...

Pope Tells Congress: Have Compassion For The Most Vulnerable

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

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Gospel Choir's Performance Of 'Total Praise' Leaves Pope Francis Smiling

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.23.2015 | Religion

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Pope Francis Meets With American Bishops

The Associated Press | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.23.2015 | Religion

Pope Francis has moved from the pageantry of the White House, and the public spectacle of his popemobile procession, to the rituals of his church. He ...

Pope Francis' Address At The White House

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.23.2015 | Religion

Pope Francis addressed the nation from the South Lawn of the White House on Wednesday, touching on the topics that are closest to his heart.  The...

I Thought My Ministry Career Was Over After I Left My Catholic Church Job. Little Did I Know

J. Michael McMahon | Posted 09.22.2015 | Religion
J. Michael McMahon

After leaving the Catholic church, I thought that my ministry career was over. But what's happened since then has probably reaffirmed my ministerial calling more than ever before. I guess I could think of myself as a Catholic in exile. But my faith in God hasn't changed.

Pope Francis Dares Young People In Cuba To Dream

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.22.2015 | Religion

Pope Francis made time to meet with a group of young people in Havana on Sunday, his first full day in Cuba.  True to form, he made it clear that...

The Paradox At The Heart Of The Catholic Church's World Meeting of Families

Tom Krattenmaker | Posted 09.21.2015 | Religion
Tom Krattenmaker

What the Catholic Church has in store for LGBT Catholics and their supporters during the World Meeting of Families feels less like love and more like a chill wind.

7 Issues That Pope Francis Has Prioritized During His Papacy

Religion News Service | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.21.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Pope Francis is widely viewed as the “pope of change.” But just how is he changing the Catholic Church — and today’s wor...