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Pope Francis Contraception

Pope: Catholics Don't Have To Breed 'Like Rabbits'

AP | Posted 01.20.2015 | Religion

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis is firmly upholding church teaching banning contraception, but said Monday that Catholics don't have to b...

Pope Francis Defends Church Teaching Against Contraception

AP | Nicole Winfield | Posted 01.16.2015 | Religion

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Pope Francis issued his strongest defense yet of church teaching opposing artificial contraception on Friday, using a rally...

Jaweed Kaleem

Here's How America Feels After The Pope's Landmark Statement On Gays And Abortion | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.25.2013 | Religion

Pope Francis' statements in an interview published last week that the Catholic church has been too "obsessed" with homosexuality and abortion, and sho...

Pope Francis vs American Bishops?

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 09.23.2013 | Religion

NEW YORK -- In recent years, many American bishops have drawn a harder line with parishioners on what could be considered truly Roman Catholic, adopti...

Pope Francis Comes Out of the Closet: 'I Have Never Been a Right-Winger'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 11.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

In saying "I have never been a right-winger" in the same interview in which he's criticizing the church for being too "obsessed" with gay marriage and abortion, Francis is hitting at those Catholic leaders who use gay rights and abortion to wield political power, putting them on notice.

Pope Francis: Church 'Obsessed' With Abortion, Gay Marriage

The New York Times | Posted 11.19.2013 | Religion

Pope Francis, in the first extensive interview of his six-month-old papacy, said that the Roman Catholic church had grown "obsessed" with preaching ab...