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The Roman Catholic Church

Pope Francis on Marriage, Annulments, and the Good Judge

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 03.29.2014 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

This is not a speech likely to gain much attention in the United States. It is available only in Italian, although an English translation will doubtlessly be forthcoming. But it is a speech with potentially large implications for the direction Pope Francis hopes to move the Church.

Pope Francis' Stunning Critique Of Capitalism

Reuters | Naomi O'Leary | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) - Pope Francis called for renewal of the Roman Catholic Church and attacked unfettered capitalism as "a new tyranny", urging global leaders ...

PHOTOS: Most Benevolent Church Ever Lets Homeless Sleep In Pews

The Huffington Post | Zoe Mintz | Posted 01.31.2013 | Impact

For the city’s homeless, San Francisco’s St. Boniface Church is seen as a safe haven. The nonprofit known as the Gubbio Project partners with t...

"Grabby" Vito Lopez and the Bishop in His Pocket

Michele Somerville | Posted 10.28.2012 | New York
Michele Somerville

I wasn't surprised to read this morning that the conduct of Democratic power broker Assemblyman Vito Lopez has finally landed him in hot water. It looks as if he has been shown the door.

World AIDS Day 2011: One Catholic's Musings on Hope

Michele Somerville | Posted 01.31.2012 | Religion
Michele Somerville

Her World AIDS Day contribution emerged from her own hope, even as she was living suffering similar to that she depicted through paint. If that was not the Holy Spirit at work, I don't know what might be.

Marriage Equality In New York: A Moral Triumph

Michele Somerville | Posted 08.29.2011 | Religion
Michele Somerville

On any given day, I am a proud New Yorker, but having long harbored equal marriage envy, I am pleased to be enjoying a novel sensation of "Empire State" pride in being a same-sex marriage state.