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Pope Puts Climate Heat on GOP

Tom Krattenmaker | Posted 03.25.2015 | Religion
Tom Krattenmaker

Francis is not a scientist either, but that has not stopped him from leaning on something very close to scientific consensus and speaking confidently about global warming as a reality with dire moral implications -- especially for the poor and vulnerable.

The Story Of How Pope Francis Got Pizza Delivered To The Popemobile

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.24.2015 | Religion

Pope Francis’ pie-in-the-sky dreams have come true. After revealing earlier this month that he missed being able to grab a slice of pizza in peac...

Climate Change This Week: Warming Accelerating, US Utilities Going Green, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.23.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Censoring South Florida Sea Level Rise - maybe state employees aren't allowed ...

Catholic Debate Over Gays In St. Patrick's Parades Roils Irish On Big Day

Religion News Service | DAVID GIBSON | Posted 03.17.2015 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) St. Patrick’s Day is associated as much with Roman Catholicism as it is with Irish-Americans, but this year some of the faithful aren...

Pope Francis Faces Major Challenge On Child Abuse Policy

AP | EVA VERGARA | Posted 03.16.2015 | Religion

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Juan Carlos Cruz recalls that he and another teen boy would lie down on the priest's bed, one resting his head at the man's s...

Pope Francis' Holy Year For Mercy

Reuters | PHILIP PULLELLA | Posted 03.16.2015 | Religion

Pope Francis announced on Friday the Roman Catholic Church will mark an extraordinary Holy Year, one of its most important events, in which faithful m...

3 Ways Pope Francis Surprised And Disappointed Us At The Same Time

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.13.2015 | Religion

Two years ago today, on the night of Pope Francis' election, he stepped out onto a balcony overlooking a packed St. Peter’s Square. Since then, the ...

Pope Announces Jubilee Year

The Associated Press | Posted 03.13.2015 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis on Friday marked the second anniversary of his surprise election by predicting that he won't be pope for long - and b...

Pope Francis Acknowledges Security Threats -- And Has Just One Request For God

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.11.2015 | Religion

Although Vatican officials have acknowledged that the Islamic State group is a real threat to Pope Francis, the Catholic leader says he’s leaving hi...

Rick Santorum and Your Grandparents

Robert Slayton | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics
Robert Slayton

Rick Santorum just endorsed measures created, not to save jobs, but to block the arrival of people the framers did not want in this country. People like many of our grandparents.

Judge Rejects Catholic Diocese's Attempt To Claim Religious Exemption To In Vitro Verdict

The Associated Press | Posted 03.10.2015 | Religion

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - A jury was correct in finding that a Roman Catholic diocese discriminated against a former teacher by firing her for undergoin...

This Boston Catholic Church Closed 10 Years Ago. But Its Parishioners Are Refusing To Budge

The Associated Press | Posted 03.09.2015 | Religion

SCITUATE, Mass. (AP) — Roman Catholic parishioners holding a 10-year vigil at a closed church south of Boston say they aren't leaving despite a dead...

Chileans Are Not Pleased With The Bishop Pope Francis Picked For Their Diocese

The Associated Press | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 03.06.2015 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis met Friday with the bishop running a Chilean diocese where there has been unprecedented opposition to the nominatio...

Relief For Hundreds Of Clergy Sex Abuse Victims In Montana

AP | Matthew Brown | Posted 03.05.2015 | Religion

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Hundreds of victims of clergy sex abuse that spanned decades in Montana stand to receive payments totaling about $20 million,...

San Francisco Catholic School Teachers Urge Archbishop To Remove Morality Clauses

The Associated Press | Posted 03.04.2015 | Religion

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Teachers and staff from four Catholic High Schools in the San Francisco Bay Area are urging their archbishop to remove morality...

Climate Change This Week: US Kabooming, Solar Winning, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.02.2015 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a litte more crowded. @@ Climate Change, The Elevator Pitch: Climatologist Simon Donner @@ How To Com...

Pope Francis Leads Thousands In Prayer for Kidnapped Victims Of ISIS

The Associated Press | Posted 03.01.2015 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has led tens of thousands of people in prayer in St. Peter's Square for Christians and others who have been kidnapp...

A Homeless Man Was Buried At A Vatican Cemetery Usually Reserved For Aristocrats

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.27.2015 | Religion

A homeless man who used to roam the streets around St. Peter’s Basilica has found his final resting place among bishops. Willy Herteller, an 80-y...

It's A Vatican Whodunit: Who Took The Bishops' Books?

The Associated Press | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 02.27.2015 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A whodunit is making the rounds at the Vatican. The publisher of a book on traditional Catholic marriage is crying foul, sayi...

Pope Francis Gives Vatican's Former Sex Crimes Prosecutor A Big Promotion

The Associated Press | Posted 02.27.2015 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has named the Vatican's former sex crimes prosecutor, Charles Scicluna, as archbishop of his native Malta. The V...

Pope Francis' Finance Czar Comes Under Intense Scrutiny Over Spending

The Associated Press | Posted 02.27.2015 | Religion

Pope Francis' finance czar is coming under intense scrutiny after ruffling feathers at the Vatican as he seeks to impose order on its unruly finances....

Vatican Tries To Defuse Anger Over Pope Francis' 'Mexicanization' Comments

The Associated Press | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 02.25.2015 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican sought Wednesday to defuse a diplomatic tiff with Mexico after Pope Francis referred to the possible "Mexicanization...

Italy And Vatican City Are On High Alert After Threats From ISIS

Religion News Service | Eric J. Lyman | Posted 02.23.2015 | Religion

ROME (RNS) The Italian government is on high alert after threats from the Islamic State called Italy “the nation signed with the blood of the cross....

Pope Francis Honors Revered Armenian Mystic And Poet

The Associated Press | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 02.23.2015 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has given a gift of sorts to Armenian Catholics commemorating the 100th anniversary of the massacre of Armenians by...

Pope Francis Meets With German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Reuters | James MacKenzie | Posted 02.21.2015 | Religion

(Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Pope Francis on Saturday and, apparently responding to his criticism of a heartless "dictatorship of t...