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LOOK: Pope Puckers Up: Pontiff Blesses Babies

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.05.2013 | Religion

Pope Francis beams as he blesses babies and children with a loving kiss on the tops of their tiny heads, though the little ones have more mixed reacti...

Next U.S. Ambassador To The Vatican Is Former Charity Leader

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 08.03.2013 | Religion

(RNS) The U.S. Senate has confirmed former Catholic Relief Services head Ken Hackett to be the next ambassador to the Vatican. Hackett replaces Mig...

Meet The Catholics Feeling Threatened By Pope Francis

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 09.30.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — The Francis Revolution is underway. Not everyone is pleased. Four months into his papacy, Francis has called on young Catholics ...

No Porters For This Pope

Posted 07.22.2013 | Religion

The Pope is off to Rio for World Youth Day, his first trip abroad as pontiff. However, he doesn't seem to be letting the much-anticipated trip go to h...

I Got Conjured: What I Learned at The Conjuring Premiere

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 09.15.2013 | Entertainment
Shannon Sutherland

When I got the chance to attend the premiere of The Conjuring I jumped at the chance although I was a tad bit nervous that I would embarrass myself by screaming during the scary parts.

Pope Francis Sets New Tone At The Vatican

The New York Times | Posted 05.26.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — He has criticized the “cult of money” and greed he sees driving the world financial system, reflecting his affinity for liberatio...

To the Faithful: Pilgrimage Travel

Dane Steele Green | Posted 07.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Dane Steele Green

Where to go when in search of a LGBTQ-friendly higher power? Believe it or not, they are out there, but you have to know where to look, and how to peel away layer upon layer of spin doctoring to get to the fundamental truths.

Pope Francis and the Argentine Rabbi

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 06.18.2013 | Religion
Abraham H. Foxman

One of the first things Argentinian native Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio did after being elected pope on March 13 was to send a message of friendship to Ro...

'Sex And The City' Star's New Role

Posted 03.14.2013 | TV

"Sex and the City" star Kristin Davis has joined CBS' "Bad Teacher" pilot, Deadline reports. Based on the Cameron Diaz movie of the same name, the...

My Vote for Pope: Father Duty

Robin Gelfenbien | Posted 05.11.2013 | Comedy
Robin Gelfenbien

As the cardinals prepare for the conclave to elect the next pope this week, I would like to recommend a candidate they may have overlooked. Someone I think would be the perfect pope successor. Father Duty.

WATCH: 'House Of Cards' Meets The Vatican

Posted 03.05.2013 | Comedy

Just as "House of Cards" explores the seedy underbelly of Washington that we all assume exists, this new parody, "House of Cardinals," spoofs the more...

Marg Helgenberger Is Heading Back To CBS!

Posted 03.01.2013 | TV

Marg Helgenberger is headed back to CBS. According to EW, the "CSI" vet has joined "Intelligence," a pilot that centers on an agent who has a micro...

Vatican Reveals New Moniker For Pope Benedict

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 04.28.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — Two pontiffs, both wearing white, both called "pope" and living a few yards from one another, with the same key aide serving them...

Pope Benedict And The Vatican's 'Gay Lobby'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

It's unlikely that Pope Benedict resigned because he was pushed out by an all-powerful "gay lobby" within the Vatican; it's more probable that at 85 years old, he is simply not up to the task of purging the church of the secret gays whom the Vatican sees as the cause of its problems.

It's Time For A Queer-Friendly Pope

Irene Monroe | Posted 04.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

Just hours after Pope Benedict XVI announced his unexpected resignation, a bolt of lightning struck St. Peter's Basilica. Many say it's unequivocally a sign from God. If so, I'm hoping it's an "amen" moment signaling the end of an oppressive era of LGBTQ bashing.

Virginia Madsen Joins NBC's 'Hatfields & McCoys'

Posted 02.13.2013 | TV

NBC has tapped Virginia Madsen to join their modern-day retelling of the "Hatfields and McCoys" rivalry, TV Guide reports. Madsen will play Eloise...

Just Because You Are Physically Incapable of Doing Your Job Doesn't Mean You Should Quit Being Pope

Will Newman | Posted 04.14.2013 | Comedy
Will Newman

Nearly everyone around you is barely capable of washing their hands properly, let alone their actual jobs, and you don't see them quitting, do you?

The Latest Betting Line on the Next Pope

Keith Thomson | Posted 04.14.2013 | World
Keith Thomson

Much is at stake with the selection of Pope Benedict XVI's successor, including a lot of money.

Pope Admits 'Serious Doubts About This Whole Organized Religion Thing,' Announces Resignation

Emmett Rensin | Posted 04.14.2013 | Comedy
Emmett Rensin

After a long night reading the complete works of Christopher Hitchens, binge drinking and googling "proof for God," Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation yesterday, effective February 28th.

WATCH: 'Popes Can Do That?'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.12.2013 | Comedy

With the news that Pope Benedict XVI will resign his post, Jon Stewart has a few questions for what happens in the wake of the move. In a segment enti...

WATCH: 'The View's' Wacky Discussion About The Pope

Posted 02.11.2013 | Media

"The View" took a measured, rigorous approach to the news of the Pope's resignation on Monday, somberly discussing the implications for the Cathol— ...

The Vatican Bumps Tupac, Fleet Foxes

Posted 02.11.2013 | Entertainment

It was announced Monday that Pope Benedict XVI will be resigning on Feb. 28, citing health concerns for his need to step down. In looking back at his ...

WATCH: Networks Scramble To Cover Breaking News Bombshell

Posted 02.11.2013 | Media

News broke early Monday morning that Pope Benedict XVI will be resigning from his post due to health concerns. Some broadcast networks broke in with s...

The Time I Called Pope Benedict 'The Devil' To His Face

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

After seeing Benedict's latest attacks a few weeks ago, calling gay marriage a "threat to the future of humanity," I thought of my upcoming 25th anniversary of calling him out and how it changed my life. Was it wrong to do? Immature? Unproductive? I don't think so.

Showtime Orders 'The Vatican,' Ridley Scott To Direct

Posted 12.21.2012 | TV

Showtime has ordered "The Vatican," a contemporary drama thriller centered around the Catholic church, the network announced Thursday. "The Vatica...