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Conservative Catholics

Pope Francis Has Conservatives Talking Catholic Schism

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 11.04.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Many conservative Catholics have long viewed Pope Francis with suspicion thanks to his effort to shift the church’s focus away from a culture ...

Conservative Catholics Strike Back Against Welcoming Gays

Religion News Service | JOSEPHINE MCKENNA | Posted 10.15.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) A day after signaling a warmer embrace of gays and lesbians and divorced Catholics, conservative cardinals hit back strongly Tuesda...

How a Conservative Catholic Girl Became a Producer on a Gay Web Series

Kit Williamson | Posted 07.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Kit Williamson

I'm still a radical, political queer and Kristyne is still a conservative, Catholic girl, and I am so happy that we were able to work together, despite our differences, to produce EastSiders.

Telling the Difference Between the Church and Hell

Michael Pettinger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Michael Pettinger

I'm not fond of the words "conservative" and "liberal," particularly when they're used to describe Catholics. Being Catholic, after all, means being part of the Body of Christ.

I Don't Get It

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

The base of the GOP is supposedly rooted in evangelical Christians and conservative Catholics, people who say they forgo bread to live on the Word of God. When I see this part of the GOP base giddy about whatever issue du jour the GOP has dreamed up, I walk away thinking: I don't get it.

'Francis, Rebuild My Church': Will Pope Francis Heed The Call?

John L. Esposito | Posted 06.04.2013 | Religion
John L. Esposito

Pope Francis now faces an institutional church in need of substantial rebuilding and reform: a deeply divided church theologically; an entrenched and flawed, some would say incompetent, Vatican bureaucracy; a legacy of decades of scandals (in particular pedophilia) and of deception by members of the hierarchy; and an exodus of Catholics in Europe and America.

Controversial American Cardinal Exerts Influence In Rome

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 10.01.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) When some American Catholics worry that the hierarchy is tilting toward the Republican Party, or taking the church back to the 19th...

Wisconsin Dispute Exposes Catholic Split On Unions

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Piet Levy Religion News Service (RNS) The fierce budget battle in Wisconsin that's pitting unions against Republican Gov. Scott Walker has also pi...