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LinkedIn: The Magical Pathway to Success

John Blumenthal | Posted 08.24.2014 | 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 08.19.2014 | 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 08.12.2014 | 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: 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...

Pope's Powerful Prayer At The Separation Wall

Reuters | Philip Pullella & Noah Browning | Posted 07.25.2014 | Religion

BETHLEHEM, West Bank, May 25 (Reuters) - Pope Francis made a surprise stop on Sunday at the wall Palestinians abhor as a symbol of Israeli oppressio...

Jaweed Kaleem

How Pope Francis' Pilgrimage To The Holy Land Could Be A Turning Point In Christian-Muslim Relations

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 05.23.2014 | Religion

For the past week, it's all that Khaldoun Barghouti, a resident of Ramallah in the West Bank, has seen on TV, heard on the radio and read when he logs...

Pope Francis Indignant About $25,000 Canonization Buffet

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.23.2014 | Religion

The recent canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II were cause for celebration amongst the global Catholic Church. But not this kind of ce...

The Significance of the Pope's Upcoming Visit to Israel

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 07.23.2014 | Religion
Abraham H. Foxman

Pope Francis' trip to Israel beginning on May 25 is clearly an important visit, as any papal appearance is. Its greatest importance may lie in the fact that it reflects the normalization of relations between the Vatican and the State of Israel, not to mention Catholic-Jewish relations more broadly.

The Catholic Church's #1 Pro-Life Issue Is Not What You'd Expect

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.22.2014 | Religion

Abortion has dominated the pro-life debate for decades, providing a hot-button issue particularly important to Catholics in the United States. But ano...

A Virtual Tour Of The Pope's Holy Land Visit

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.22.2014 | Religion

Pope Francis sets out for the Holy Land on May 24, and not a minute of his three-day trip will be wasted. The pope will visit some of the most sacred ...

No Bulletproof Cars For Pope's Middle East Trip

Reuters | Philip Pullella | Posted 05.15.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) - Pope Francis is shunning bulletproof vehicles during his trip to the Middle East this month, insisting that he use a normal car and be all...

'Exorcist' Author Receives Vatican Response On Georgetown Petition

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.15.2014 | Religion

William Peter Blatty, author of "The Exorcist" and alumnus of Georgetown University, has received a response from the Vatican on a petition he submitt...

Vatican Threatens Jesuit Theologian In India With Censure

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 05.13.2014 | Religion

(RNS) The Vatican is investigating a Jesuit theologian from India for allegedly espousing unorthodox beliefs, raising new questions about whether Pope...

Pope Francis Says He Would Baptize Martians

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.13.2014 | Religion

Pope Francis said in his morning Mass on Monday that if Martians came to him asking to be baptized he wouldn't turn them away, Vatican radio reports. ...

Pope Francis I, the Nun-Busters and Why Catholics Should Buy "Quest For the Living God"

Michele Somerville | Posted 07.12.2014 | Religion
Michele Somerville

We have seen a great shift in this Vatican's tone. But what have we not seen? We have not seen the shift fully extend to the women of the church.

Nuns Thrown Under the Bus

Gina Messina-Dysert | Posted 07.08.2014 | Religion
Gina Messina-Dysert

U.S. nuns have stood firm stating that their intentions have been misunderstood by the Vatican and remain steadfast in their efforts to work for social justice.

Vatican Demands Boko Haram 'Terrorists' Release Kidnapped Girls

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.08.2014 | Religion

Vatican spokesperson Federico Lombardi released a statement on Thursday calling for the release of roughly 200 girls kidnapped in northern Nigeria by ...

Radical Grace: U.S. Nuns Honor Vow by Challenging the Vatican

Gina Messina-Dysert | Posted 07.06.2014 | Religion
Gina Messina-Dysert

Although the Vatican attempted to rein in American nuns for pushing "radical feminist themes," its efforts have been less than successful. Recognizi...

The Vatican, Birth Control, and Galileo's Ghost

Robert Walker | Posted 07.06.2014 | Impact
Robert Walker

If the Catholic Church, under the leadership of Pope Francis, takes the view that we are stewards of God's earth and that we have a responsibility to maintain this planet for future generations, it is not a big leap to conclude that couples should consider having smaller families.

Understanding Clergy Sexual 'Abuse' as Torture

The Center for Constitutional Rights | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
The Center for Constitutional Rights

The experiences of members of what started out as a small support group of survivors in the United States and now counts 18,000 members in 79 different countries, bear out what studies have shown for some time: The harms caused by sexual violence by clergy are often severe and life-long and, in many cases, life-threatening.

Mother Teresa's Canonization Dissed

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.02.2014 | Religion
Irene Monroe

While it might be argued that the Pope Francis's understanding about human sexual orientation, especially LGBTQ's is expanding, and his concern for the dignity and humanity of LGBTQ people is genuinely shown, the pontiff is still a doctrinal conservative when it comes to women.