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Our Embarrassing Man Crush on Pope Francis

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Pope Francis arrives in Washington, D.C. as a conquering hero, with jostling crowds lining the street in rapt adulation. Trumpets, pomp, elaborate ce...

Our Embarrassing Man Crush on Pope Francis

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Despite this well-documented need for and benefits of contraception, the Pope opposes any effort to give women the right to control their own reproductive destiny. You cannot claim an affinity for the poor while promoting the very policies that ensure the poor will remain ever so.

For I Have Sinned: A Writer Combines Raw Truth and Fiction

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.04.2014 | Books
Kristen Houghton

True stories make for interesting reading and writers have found that combining raw truth in a fictional tale enhances a good book.

The Catholic Church Needs To 'Man Up'

Kristen Houghton | Posted 04.14.2013 | Religion
Kristen Houghton

It is time to for the church to really take responsibility for the pain it has caused, the innocence it has stolen and the lives it has ruined.

Strauss-Kahn and the Pope

Christopher Strong | Posted 11.14.2011 | World
Christopher Strong

What's the connection? The "common cord?" What on earth could possibly connect these two other than hair color?. Certainly not religion. Equally not ...

The Man Who Brought Down the Catholic Church

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Tom Matlack

Princess was one of the first brave sexual abuse victims to speak out. Without him, it's possible that the church would have continued its cover-up for years.

Pope Receives Unusual Support From Abuse Victims

Religion News Service | Francis X. Rocca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI received words of support from a rare source on Sunday (April 18): vic...

Pope, Breaking Silence, Says Church Must 'Do Penance'

Religion News Service | Francis X. Rocca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Breaking his silence as an international clergy sex abuse scandal has roiled the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday (Ap...

Vatican Backtracks On Linking Abuse Scandal To Gays

Religion News Service | Francis X. Rocca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) A day after the Vatican's No. 2 official suggested a link between pedophilia and homosexuality, the pope's top spokesman issued a c...

It's Not About Celibacy: Blaming the Wrong Thing for the Sexual Abuse Crisis

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Celibacy does not cause pedophilia. But that hasn't stopped otherwise thoughtful pundits and commentators, and among them even some Catholics, from opining on celibacy as a cause of the crisis.