iOS app Android app

The Catholic Church

The Frances Phenomenon and America's Yearning for Values, Leadership and God

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 03.02.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

The Pope Francis phenomenon is a reminder, yet again, that spirituality and not secularity is the driving force of modern life; it is his spiritual intensity that sets him apart and that provides the best answer to the spiritual emptiness of our time.

The Pope's Criticism Of Capitalism Has One Wealthy Donor Very Upset

CNBC | Michelle Caruso-Cabrera | Posted 12.31.2013 | Business

CNBC: Pope Francis' critical comments about the wealthy and capitalism have at least one wealthy capitalist benefactor hesitant about giving fina...

The Importance of Awakening Your Inner Spiritual Authority

Judith Johnson | Posted 02.18.2014 | Religion
Judith Johnson

How do you erase a concept that you have preached as truth to millions of people without so much as an apology for messing with our worldview all these years? Why was this taught in the first place?

Stewart To Fox Host: 'You're Going Up Against The Pope?!'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.06.2013 | Comedy

On last night's "Daily Show," Jon Stewart offered a spirited defense of something that should need no defense: The basic virtue of a living wage. I...

Next U.S. Ambassador To The Vatican Is Former Charity Leader

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 08.03.2013 | Religion

(RNS) The U.S. Senate has confirmed former Catholic Relief Services head Ken Hackett to be the next ambassador to the Vatican. Hackett replaces Mig...

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.

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.

Should Nuns Be On Birth Control?

Ben Hirschler/Reuters | Posted 12.08.2011 | Women

(Reuters) - Nuns should be offered the contraceptive pill, on health grounds, since it would cut their risk of getting cancer, two Australian doct...

Assumption Of Responsibility: Condoms And The Pope

Michele Somerville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michele Somerville

If the pope can increase the number of men who use condoms, if he can take "a first step in the direction of a moralization, a first assumption of responsibility," he will have done something. Which is, at least, not nothing.

The F Word: Pedophilia is Fine, but Hold the Abortion

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

In another story from Arizona, but one that's attracting less attention than that state's check your documents anti-immigration law, a nun in Phoenix ...

Holocaust Bishop Banned From LA

The Tidings | Cardinal Roger Mahony, Rabbi Gary Greenebaum and Seth Brysk | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In January, Pope Benedict XVI lifted the excommunication of four bishops of a small ultra-traditionalist group that broke from the Catholic Church ove...