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Popacabana: New Tone, Old Message

Michele Somerville | Posted 10.01.2013 | Religion
Michele Somerville

So Pope Francis has said "yes" today, to inclusion of LGBT people in Roman Catholic worship, and "no" to the ordination of women. Ironically enough, the mainstream, conservative Roman Catholic Church would collapse without the work of women.

Good News/Bad News, Mixed Messages & Blessings in Jesuit Takeover of Vatican

Ken Atchity | Posted 05.14.2013 | Religion
Ken Atchity

He has a debatable track record vis-à-vis the Argentine church's relationship with the junta in the 1970s Dirty War, which strained his relations with many liberal Jesuits worldwide. I don't like this story. What's really going on here?

Dharma And The New Pope

Rajiv Malhotra | Posted 04.26.2013 | Religion
Rajiv Malhotra

If the Vatican would drop claims of exclusivity over religious truth, and reexamine dogmas such as the Nicene Creed, it would pressure other denominations of Christianity to follow suit.

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.

10 Reasons To Believe That The World Actually Did End When Health Care Passed

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Michael B. Laskoff

If you listen to the god-fearing, unreconstructed defenders of American exceptionalism, then you already know that world ended when health care reform passed. But why do things seem the same?

The Pope Can't Get Away With This

Joe Cutbirth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joe Cutbirth

If Ratzinger wants to stay in Italy and scare school kids by telling them God is watching when they French kiss or masturbate, that is his sexual silliness. But this is a matter of life and death.

Jenna Bush Tries Not To Flash Pope Benedict XVI: Video

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Pope Benedict XVI was greeted with loud cheers as he stepped off the plane today, marking his first official visit to the US since he became Pope. Pr...

Vatican: Pope Will Speak on Abuse Crisis

AP | VICTOR L. SIMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI recognizes the damage and pain caused by the clergy sex abuse crisis and will seek to heal wounds during his U....