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

Reuters | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.22.2016 | Home

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

'Bishop Of Bling' To Be Held Accountable For Excesses

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.25.2015 | Home

PARIS (RNS) A German Catholic diocese wants to take episcopal responsibility to a new level by making its disgraced former “bishop of bling” respo...

No Room For Decadent 'Princes' In Francis' Vatican

Sébastien Maillard | Posted 04.28.2015 | Home
Sébastien Maillard

Pope Francis is revolutionizing how the Vatican operates, encouraging officials to remain faithful to what they have dedicated their lives to, and to the global Catholic community. If the pope is no more than a king in his church, then there shall be no room for princes.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 02.26.2015 | Home
Arianna Huffington

This week, a world facing crises on many fronts rang in Christmas. Though this is traditionally a season of good cheer, in his holiday address at the Vatican, Pope Francis showed it could also be a time of sober reflection. The often good-humored pontiff delivered a somber message of concern for abused children, refugees, and victims of violence and war. The speech was similar in tone to his annual message to the cardinals, bishops, and priests who run the Vatican, delivered earlier in the week, in which the Pope decried 15 "ailments of the Curia." These included "careerism and opportunism," "social exhibitionism," and "spiritual Alzheimer's," seen in those who "become enslaved to the idols that they have built with their own hands." His words stand as a worthy challenge to us all to combat indifference and tap into the better angels of our nature -- no matter what religious tradition you may follow (including none at all).

Pope Francis for President in 2016, Help for the Angels, and Happy New Year!

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 02.22.2015 | Home
SaraKay Smullens

Perhaps God has continued to wink at us in ways both small and larger ways through harsh decades, offering hope and promise, despite pervasive corruption and "spiritual diseases" and betrayals akin to what has been happening, but previously ignored, in Rome.

Mother Teresa's Canonization Dissed

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.02.2014 | Home
Irene Monroe

While it might be argued that the Pope Francis's understanding about human sexual orientation, especially LGBTQ's is expanding, and his concern for the dignity and humanity of LGBTQ people is genuinely shown, the pontiff is still a doctrinal conservative when it comes to women.

The New Pope's Real Business Challenge: Supplying Accountability Is Francis' Defining Job

David Reimer | Posted 06.17.2013 | Home
David Reimer

What about IP generation or seizing the advantages of technological disruption? What does innovation mean to the Church? And how does it reconcile an ethos of forgiveness and salvation with a disciplined and unflinching response to clergy who have been molesters?

WATCH: Is Francis A 'Progressive' Pope?

Posted 04.01.2013 | Home

Francis has only been leader of the Catholic Church since March 13th, but the new Pope has already made a deep impression on Catholics and non-Catholi...

Inside The Intrigue Of Pope Francis' Papal Election

HuffPost Italy | Giulia Belardelli | Posted 03.19.2013 | Home

From the first ballot, under the Last Judgment of Michelangelo, Jorge Mario Bergoglio obtained more votes compared to the two Cardinals considered mor...

Pope And The Curia (PHOTO)

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeff Danziger

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