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How the Virgin Mary brings together different faiths in Pakistan and India

The Conversation Global | Posted 02.03.2017 | Religion
The Conversation Global

Mass inside the church dedicated to our Lady of Good Health in Valenkanni, Tamil Nadu. D.Fernandes, Author provided Donna Fernandes, Habib University...

The Vatican Bureaucracy Is Resisting Reforms And Pope Francis Is Not Happy

Reuters | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.22.2016 | Religion

Pope Francis decried “malevolent” internal resistance to his campaign to reform the Vatican bureaucracy on Thursday and said lay men and women sho...

Pope Francis' Nativity Scene Includes A Poignant Tribute To Refugees

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.12.2016 | Religion

Christmastime is a season of joy within the Christian liturgical calendar ― but for many across the world, the last month of 2016 will also hold mom...

Why Pope Francis' Christmas Card This Year Has Two Baby Jesuses

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.07.2016 | Religion

Every year, Pope Francis digs into the Catholic church’s centuries-old treasure trove of religious art and chooses an image for the front of his Chr...

Trump Should Not Encourage Politics In Church

Celia Wexler | Posted 12.03.2016 | Religion
Celia Wexler

Frank discussion is good for the church. But not when disagreement descends into something mean and nasty, as it often does in the political realm. That's what makes one of President-elect Donald Trump's pledges so upsetting to me.

Pope Francis Just Changed Church Law On Forgiving Abortion. Here's How 9 Women Reacted.

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 11.23.2016 | Religion

Pope Francis ended his Holy Year Of Mercy by permanently giving all Catholic priests the ability to grant forgiveness for abortion ― a power that, i...

Beyond #Giving Tuesday: Amplify the Voices of the Poor

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 11.16.2016 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

By Bill O'Keefe Donors to Catholic Relief Services (CRS) know their gifts improve the lives of millions of people in over 100 countries. Their dona...

Wednesday Catholics

Nancy Dallavalle | Posted 11.07.2016 | Religion
Nancy Dallavalle

As the election approaches, the theme I hear most is that, regardless of the outcome, there is trouble ahead. Even if Hillary Clinton beats Donald Tru...

The Origins Of All Souls' Day, When Catholics Pray For The Dead

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 11.02.2016 | Religion

Once the Halloween candy has been counted and the costumes stored away, many religious people around the world enter into a time of remembrance for th...

Pope Francis: Female Catholic Priests Are Never Happening

Reuters | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 11.03.2016 | Religion

Pope Francis said on Tuesday he believes the Roman Catholic Church’s ban on women becoming priests is forever and will never be changed, in some of ...

Pope Francis Praises Secular Sweden's Record On Accepting Asylum Seekers

Reuters | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 11.01.2016 | Religion

Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Tuesday for Sweden’s tiny Catholic community, made up of many refugees and migrants, praising as “blessed” those...

Charity Dinner Host: Trump 'Crossed The Line' With Clinton Attacks

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.23.2016 | Politics

If there was any doubt that Donald Trump’s comedy routine at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner did not go over well with the crowd, Alfred E. Smit...

Only The Hardest Of Hearts Could Ignore These Syrian Kids' Hopes For Peace

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.11.2016 | Religion

The images that have emerged from Syria’s five-year long civil war are both heartbreaking and convicting: Aylan Kurdi’s lifeless body resting face...

On Abortion, A Surprising Number Of Catholics Side With Tim Kaine

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.05.2016 | Religion

Despite the Catholic Church’s clear and consistent teaching that having an abortion ― and in fact, using all forms of artificial contraception ―...

Jesus Is A Loser: Trump And The Catholic Vote

Michele Somerville | Posted 09.29.2016 | Religion
Michele Somerville

Although the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy is (in my opinion) institutionally sexist and misogynistic, the church as a whole is not.

Climate Change This Week: Megadroughts, Virtual Clean Power Plants, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.21.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, as in this Amazonian ant-mimic treehop...

Exorcizing Trump: Time's Up For Religious Leaders

SpearIt | Posted 09.06.2016 | Religion

The time has come for religious leaders in this country to lead. The endorsement of Trump, whether overt or by silence is crazy. For individuals of ...

Sunken Virgin Mary Statue Makes Fleeting Appearance Above Ground

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.16.2016 | Religion

A beloved statue of the Virgin Mary made a brief appearance on Monday in a southern Spanish city before returning to its underwater resting place. Kno...

Why Joe Biden’s Blessing Of A Gay Wedding Matters

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.04.2016 | Religion

Vice President Joe Biden achieved a personal milestone on Monday when he served as an officiant at a wedding for the very first time. But the simple p...

Pope Urges Youth In Poland To Welcome Refugees With A 'Merciful Heart'

Reuters | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.29.2016 | Religion

Pope Francis urged young people on Thursday to welcome migrants and refugees, putting himself in direct contrast with the government of Poland on the ...

Pope Francis Is Horrified After 'Barbarous' Killing Of French Priest

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.26.2016 | Religion

Pope Francis has denounced the brutal attack that shattered the sacred stillness of a morning mass at a French Catholic church on Tuesday and left an ...

Catholic Bishop's Solution For Divorced, Remarried Catholics: Stop Having Sex

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.07.2016 | Religion

After more than three years of parish surveys and high profile bishops’ meetings about Catholic family life, this is the final message that one bish...

Pope Benedict Claims There Was Once A 'Gay Lobby' At The Vatican

Reuters | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.01.2016 | Religion

Former Pope Benedict says in his memoirs that no-one pressured him to resign but alleges that a "gay lobby" in the Vatican had tried to influence deci...

Pope Declares Swedish Nun Who Sheltered Jews During The Holocaust A Saint

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 06.07.2016 | Religion

A Swedish nun credited with sheltering Jewish families in her convent during the Holocaust is now a saint of the Catholic Church. Pope Francis canoni...

The How-Many-Years' War

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Being in the midst of history sometimes mean events are not seen in the "big picture" view that historians often later take, when looking back at the period.