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No Room For Decadent 'Princes' In Francis' Vatican

Sébastien Maillard | Posted 04.28.2015 | World
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 | Politics
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 | Religion
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.

Pope Delivers Blistering Christmas Message To Vatican Curia

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 02.21.2015 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — To the Catholic Church's "seven deadly sins," Pope Francis has added the "15 ailments of the Curia." Francis issued a blisterin...

Mother Teresa's Canonization Dissed

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.02.2014 | Religion
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 | Business
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 | Religion

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 | Religion

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 | Religion
Jeff Danziger

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