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Translation Error Indicating Catholic Church Okays Contraception Fixed In Catholic Book

AP | By NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 06.13.2011 | Books

VATICAN CITY -- The Italian publisher of a new book on Catholic Church teaching fixed a translation error that implied the Vatican approved of contrac...

The Average Catholic Is Not Who You Think She Is

Michael Leach | Posted 06.12.2011 | Religion
Michael Leach

The average Catholic is young, old, middle-aged and every color of the human rainbow. He or she does not fit into a square or a circle but belongs to a big triangle that holds all shapes and sizes.

Jen Sabella

Bill That Would Allow Religious Institutions To Prevent Gays From Adopting Still Alive In Illinois Senate | Jen Sabella | Posted 06.12.2011 | Chicago

In January, many Illinoisans rejoiced as Governor Pat Quinn signed historic legislation legalizing civil unions for gay and lesbian couples, making Il...

Can The Catholic Church Change?

Michael Leach | Posted 05.30.2011 | Religion
Michael Leach

Will anyone care 500 years from now about today's debates? Women priests? Married priests? One thing is certain: the expression of priesthood will change by default if not by design.

Never Judge A Church By Its Cover

Mark Redmond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mark Redmond

Like any other church, including the Catholic Church, there are good people who go there, people who care about others, people who want more than pie-in-the-sky religion.

New Report: Catholics More Supportive Of Gay And Lesbian Rights Than General Public, Other Christians

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

WASHINGTON, DC -- Catholics are more supportive of gay and lesbian rights than the general public and other Christians, according to a new report rele...

Northern Ireland Police To Cease Affirmative Action For Catholics

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

DUBLIN — Northern Ireland's police force will stop being required to hire Catholic applicants over Protestants following a decade of change that...

Catholics Try To Lure Lapsed Sheep Back Into The Fold

Posted 02.09.2012 | Religion

By Dan Goldberg Religion News Service MADISON, N.J. -- A small bucket filled with bottles of cold beer sat on the floor, down the hall from the ch...

Conservative Faith Coalition Urges Congress To Defend DOMA

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner said on Friday (March 4) that he and fellow lawmakers will defend t...

Religious Voices Enter Wisconsin Union Debate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Nicole Neroulias Religion News Service The pro-union rallies in Wisconsin have a retro feel to them -- particularly for people of faith. Clergy a...

The 99 Lost Sheep: 20-Somethings And The Catholic Church

Tyler Mahoney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Tyler Mahoney

Millennials are expected to apologize for a hierarchy that wants us to be a part of its ancient tradition, but has made no meaningful effort to include us.

My First Catholic Confession In 40 Years Was On The iPhone

Susie Bright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Susie Bright

Hells' Bells! A new app for the iPhone allows sinners to make an instant confession. The *official* Catholic Church asks the hard questions, you spill the beans.

Catholic Hospital Helping Women Stop Abortions-In-Progress

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Updated Story While Planned Parenthood and the Catholic church don't agree on much when it comes to a woman's right to choose, a new program at a Chi...

Are Families To Blame For Declining Number Of Nuns?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service If she had listened to her parents, Sister Jenn Graus might never have professed vows last month to join the Co...

Cardinal George: Gay Marriage Supporters Have 'Lost Touch' With The Human Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

By Chuck Colbert, Windy City Times The Catholic spiritual leader of Chicago visited Boston College recently, where a doctoral student pressed Cardin...

Catholic Interest In Exorcism Booming

New York Times | LAURIE GOODSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

The rite of exorcism, rendered gory by Hollywood and ridiculed by many modern believers, has largely fallen out of favor in the Roman Catholic Church ...

Racy Catholic Calendar Angers Spain Church Leaders

AP | By MANUEL MIELNIEZUK | Posted 01.25.2012 | World

SANT JOAN, Mallorca -- Seeking to raise money for their Roman Catholic youth group on the Spanish tourist destination island of Mallorca, members came...

Fresh Security Consensus Trounces Cold War Politics in New START Victory

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

The New START treaty has obvious benefits for national security. But the overwhelming vote in favor of the treaty (71-26) has much broader significance. And the still sizable vote against it, a troubling dark side.

American Exceptionalism Is Un-American

Bruce Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Fein

The boast of American exceptionalism betrays ignorance of the Founding Fathers and the tarnished history of the United States. In any event, to overlook faults because other nations are more flawed is juvenile, and leads nowhere.

Intelligent Design: Losing The Catholics

John Farrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Farrell

The Discovery Institute has claimed it would get actual scientists to consider intelligent design as a viable scientific theory, by publishing peer-reviewed articles in the leading science journals. But they've failed. And now, they're losing the Catholics.

Illinois Civil Unions Bill PASSES State Senate, Quinn Vows To Sign

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Less than 24 hours after it was passed by the Illinois House of Representatives, the state Senate voted to approve a measure that would allow gay coup...

Illinois Civil Unions Bill PASSES State House

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois House of Representatives passed a historic civil unions bill Tuesday evening after many moving speeches on the House floor. SB1716, the...

Illinois Lawmakers To Vote On Civil Unions TODAY

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For weeks, supporters of Illinois' civil unions bill have been vocal and confident--and today the Illinois House of Representatives could finally vote...

A Tribute To Larry King

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Joseph

I'm one of the few people who've had the good fortune to turn the tables on Larry King by interviewing him and it remains an unforgettable experience.

Day of the Dead 2010 Celebrations Kick Off Internationally (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

For many Roman Catholics around the world, Halloween is officially old news, as many will partake in colorful celebrations today to mark another spook...