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A Pope and an Atheist Sit Down for a Chat

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 07.23.2014 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Eugenio Scalfari and the Pope reflected together on the nature of the divine -- "God is Love," the two men agreed, with the Pope connecting that point to the Incarnation. The two men went on. Believers and non-believers are alike called to work for the common good.

Pope Francis Demands Justice For Argentina Terror Attack

AP | Nicole Winfield | Posted 07.19.2014 | Religion

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Pope Francis is demanding justice for the victims of Argentina's worst terrorist attack, using what is increasingly bec...

Vatican Appoints 'New Generation' Cardinal Head Of Key Archdiocese

Reuters | Posted 07.16.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) - The Vatican has appointed the archbishop of Berlin, seen by German media as part of a "new generation" of less dogmatic clergy, to take ov...

Pope Francis: 2 Percent Of Priests Are Pedophiles

Reuters | Philip Pullella | Posted 07.15.2014 | Religion

ROME, July 13 (Reuters) - About 2 percent of Roman Catholic clerics are sexual abusers, an Italian newspaper on Sunday quoted Pope Francis as saying...

Vatican Calls For Global Ceasefire During World Cup Final

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.11.2014 | Religion

The World Cup final match will take place on Sunday July 13, and has gotten many asking whether Popes Francis and Benedict XVI will be rooting for the...

French Financier Named New Head Of Vatican Bank

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2014 | Religion

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY, July 9 (Reuters) - The Vatican said on Wednesday it will separate its bank's investment business from...

Vatican Bank Reports Big Dip In Profit

AP | Posted 07.08.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican Bank has reported a big dip in profits as Pope Francis presses reforms to make the scandal-tainted institution more tr...

On Being a Foreign Correspondent

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.08.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Rachele Kanigel's "10 Tips for Training the Next Generation of Foreign Correspondents" immediately drew my attention but her headline didn't quite mat...

Pope: Exploitation Of Nature Is Sin Of Our Time

Reuters | Philip Pullella | Posted 07.05.2014 | Religion

CAMPOBASSO, Italy, July 5 (Reuters) - Pope Francis called for more respect for nature on Saturday, branding the destruction of South America's rain ...

50 Cities You Should See In Your Lifetime

minube | Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel
minube

With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone to the community of travelers at minube.ne...

Vatican Recognizes Exorcist Association

AP | Posted 07.02.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Exorcists now have a legal weapon at their disposal. The Vatican has formally recognized the International Association of Exorc...

Catholics Reject Church Teachings on Sex

Martin Marty | Posted 06.30.2014 | Religion
Martin Marty

One hopes for fresh approaches after the bishops have "consulted the faithful" in matters of doctrine and practice. No one will envy them in their efforts to revisit -- or revise? -- the Church's teachings.

Pope Francis: Communists Are Closet Christians

Reuters | Philip Pullella | Posted 06.30.2014 | Religion

Pope Francis, whose criticisms of unbridled capitalism have prompted some to label him a Marxist, said in an interview published on Sunday that commun...

Vatican Ex-Ambassador Convicted Of Sex Abuse

AP | Nicole Winfield | Posted 06.27.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican's former ambassador to the Dominican Republic has been convicted by a church tribunal of sex abuse and has been defroc...

LinkedIn: The Magical Pathway to Success

John Blumenthal | Posted 06.24.2014 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

I must say LinkedIn exceeded all my expectations. What an amazing site! It makes you wonder why there is any unemployment in this country. I haven't accepted any of the 200 offers I've received yet, but I'm confident a perfect one will come along soon.

Karachi Airport Attack Plummets the State Further Into Embroilment

Mariam Khan | Posted 06.19.2014 | World
Mariam Khan

At that moment, little did I know that in my part of the world too, history was being written. Local news channels were blaring with "breaking news" tickers. No, this time around news did not deal with the money laundering case.

Cardinal Is Working Harder Than Ever A Year After Fainting During Mass

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 06.17.2014 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) The day before a newly elected Pope Francis was to be formally installed at the Vatican in 2013, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was cele...

Pope Francis: A Man of Few and Simple Words

Marco Cáceres | Posted 06.12.2014 | Religion
Marco Cáceres

I'm not a big fan of Church doctrines and dogma. It can be any religion. Doesn't matter. I think most doctrines and dogma are silly, misguided, someti...

Catholic, Orthodox Bishops Push For More Married Priests

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 06.11.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) Top Catholic and Orthodox church officials in North America are calling on the Vatican to let married men become priests in Eastern rit...

Pope Francis Fires Everyone On Financial Watchdog Board

AP | Posted 06.06.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has ousted the all-Italian board of the Vatican's financial watchdog agency, installing a more international set of...

Pope Francis: Kids > Dogs And Cats

Religion News Service | Josephine McKenna | Posted 06.03.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis on Monday (June 2) warned married couples against substituting cats and dogs for children — a move that he said lead...

Vatican Communications Chief Says Church Can't Ignore Social Media

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 06.02.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) Social media can bring out the worst in people, and even Pope Francis’ enormously popular Twitter feed is peppered with nasty comment...

The Ghost Of Pierre Teilhard De Chardin

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 06.02.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Are American nuns paying for the sins of a Jesuit priest who died in the 1950s? It might seem that way, given the ongoing showdown between do...

Finally: Pope Francis will Meet With Sex Abuse Victims

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.27.2014 | Religion

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis announced Monday he would meet soon with a group of sex abuse victims at the Vatican and declared "zero t...

Israel And Palestinian President's Agree To Meet Pope Francis At Vatican

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 05.25.2014 | Religion

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) - Pope Francis plunged Sunday into Mideast politics during his Holy Land pilgrimage, calling the current stalemate in peace ...