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Cardinal Tells Doctrinal Watchdog: 'The World Isn't Like That, My Brother'

Reuters | Tom Heneghan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

PARIS (Reuters) - An influential aide to Pope Francis criticized the Vatican's doctrinal watchdog on Monday and urged the conservative prelate to be m...

Pope Francis And The Ongoing Reform Of The Leadership Conference Of Women Religious

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 06.15.2013 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Pope Francis is brand new to his job, and it would have been odd for him, as some may have expected, to essentially undo a process that has been in the works for several years.

With Pope Benedict's Resignation, It's Time To Move From Religion To Spirituality

Matthew Fox | Posted 04.13.2013 | Religion
Matthew Fox

The lack of conscience in the yes-men Benedict and Pope John Paul II appointed to positions of decision-making means that Catholics should not be holding their breath expecting the Holy Spirit to elect a decent leader. The church as we know it is finished and that is a blessing in itself.

Roy Bourgeois Dismissed From Religious Order By Vatican

National Catholic Reporter | Posted 11.20.2012 | Religion

By Joshua J. McElwee for the National Catholic Reporter. Roy Bourgeois, a longtime peace activist and priest who had come under scrutiny for his su...

Traditionalists Worried By Pope's Choice For Orthodoxy Post

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 09.01.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — The pope named Bishop Gerhard Ludwig Mueller to head the Vatican's all-important orthodoxy office Monday, tapping a German theolo...

75 Lutheran Women Scholars Praise and Reaffirm Sr. Margaret Farley

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 08.25.2012 | College
Norma Cook Everist

In these discouraging days, we write to praise and reaffirm the theological discernment and moral creativity of all your work.

NunGate

Linda Kenney Baden | Posted 08.19.2012 | Religion
Linda Kenney Baden

I was raised Roman Catholic -- a product of Catholic school education through Grades 1-12, taught by the nuns, Sisters of Mercy. I regret that in the past I never understood their real value. I do now.

Nuns' Response To Takeover: Hierarchy Must Tackle Elephants In The Room

Angela Bonavoglia | Posted 08.06.2012 | Religion
Angela Bonavoglia

You could almost feel the hierarchs gritting their teeth as they pondered the sisters' message, which has the Second Vatican Council written all over it.

In Praise Of Courageous Nuns Facing The Vatican Crackdown

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 08.05.2012 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

It has been a rough spring for American nuns. They've been thinking unapproved thoughts and talking out of turn, and the male hierarchy of the church is not happy. And they are doing something about it.

Vatican Investigates Legion Priests For Sex Abuse Allegations

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 07.11.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican is investigating seven priests from the troubled Legion of Christ religious order for alleged sexual abuse of minors ...

Tweets to #WhatSistersMeanToMe Rally Support For Embattled Nuns

Posted 04.19.2012 | Religion

With his opening tweets, the immensely popular Jesuit priest Rev. James Martin, SJ started his drive to remember how much Catholics (and non-Catholics...

Vatican Defends Pope's Record On Sexual Abuse

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI, while still a cardinal, sought in vain to expedite the process for de...

Pope Benedict's Gang -- Too Big to Fail?

Rick Ayers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rick Ayers

After the defeat of Liberation Theology, the church has reverted to its worst traditions of authoritarianism and repression. It is that cruel history that is being exposed today.