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Franciscan Order On Verge Of Bankruptcy After Financial Fraud Uncovered

Religion News Service | Josephine McKenna | Posted 12.19.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) One of the largest Franciscan religious orders, founded on the humble teachings of St. Francis of Assisi more than 800 years ago, a...

Franciscans In Italy Seek To Restore St. Francis Cell Through Kickstarter

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 03.12.2014 | Religion

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis' namesake, St. Francis of Assisi, founded his order of mendicant friars in the 13th century after receiving a calling from ...

WATCH: Richard Rohr: Learning To See

Travis Reed | Posted 09.26.2014 | Religion
Travis Reed

"A good teacher teaches people how to see, not what to see." -- Richard Rohr.

Fighting Franciscan Friar

Kris Wilder | Posted 12.26.2011 | Weird News
Kris Wilder

How does a karate sensei become a Brother in the Order of St. Francis? Well, first, both disciplines are based on... discipline. Discipline of the mind, the body and the spirit. The two walks of life seem to be very different yet there is a lot of commonality.

Religion And Immigration: We Have Not Yet Begun To Love

Fr. Richard Rohr | Posted 10.18.2011 | Religion
Fr. Richard Rohr

One would think that people who insist on being monotheistic would be the first in line to walk across the artificial boundaries created by nation states, class systems, cultures and even religions. But often they are the last!

9/11: The Rest Should Be Silence

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

Many have urged that September 11 this year not be a time of demonstrations for or against Cordoba House or any other issue; rather, let it be a quiet day of commemoration and mourning. Let our loss be what we remember on Saturday.

Will A Vow Of Poverty Fill The Void In My Soul?

Jim Luce | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Luce

As I approach my fiftieth birthday, I am feeling incomplete. Part of me - my soul? - is still missing. In secular terms, I think I am not yet in tou...