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Top Italian Bishop Is Rocking The Church With Message Of Inclusion

Religion News Service | JOSEPHINE MCKENNA | Posted 08.28.2014 | Religion

ROME (RNS) The Catholic Church should make “unconventional couples” feel at home instead of making them targets of “de facto discrimination,” ...

Much More Than Cheeseheads -- Amazing Wisconsin Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 08.28.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

My trip to Milwaukee got me thinking about women associated with Wisconsin and their contributions to advancing the culture and economy of the U.S. As you might guess, these contributions are significant and quite varied.

Former Vatican City Governor Dies At Age 86

AP | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | Posted 08.21.2014 | Religion

DETROIT (AP) — Edmund Szoka, an American cardinal who served as governor and financial administrator of the Vatican and was a confidant of St. John ...

American Nuns Will Honor Elizabeth Johnson Over US Bishops Objections

Religion News Service | HEIDI HALL | Posted 08.16.2014 | Religion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) The nation’s largest leadership group for Catholic nuns will bestow its top award Friday (Aug. 15) on a theologian who has be...

Stunning Crowds Show Up For Pope Francis Beatification of 124 Martyr

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 08.15.2014 | Religion

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people turned out Saturday for one of the highlights of Pope Francis' trip to South Korea: The be...

Pope Surprises Korean Crowd With Prayer For Unity

Reuters | Philip Pullella and Ju-min Park | Posted 08.15.2014 | Religion

SOLMOE, South Korea, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Friday urged Koreans to pray and work for the re-unification of their divided peninsula, dep...

'Dismay And Disbelief'

AP | Posted 08.10.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday expressed outrage at violence aimed at religious minorities in Iraq, where fleeing children have died of ...

Vatican: Tone Down The Peace!

Religion News Service | Josephine McKenna | Posted 08.02.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) In an effort to insure a more sober ritual, the Vatican has urged bishops to clamp down on singing, moving around and other casual ...

Republicans Sink to a New Low by Stalling a Well-deserved Resolution Honoring Pope Francis

H. A. Goodman | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

When a source of inspiration and spiritual guidance for Catholics around the world is deemed "too liberal" by House Republicans, it's quite evident that Ted Cruz and Louie Gohmert are now the face of the GOP.

A Pope and an Atheist Sit Down for a Chat

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 07.23.2014 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Eugenio Scalfari and the Pope reflected together on the nature of the divine -- "God is Love," the two men agreed, with the Pope connecting that point to the Incarnation. The two men went on. Believers and non-believers are alike called to work for the common good.

Pope Francis Demands Justice For Argentina Terror Attack

AP | Nicole Winfield | Posted 07.19.2014 | Religion

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Pope Francis is demanding justice for the victims of Argentina's worst terrorist attack, using what is increasingly bec...

Vatican Appoints 'New Generation' Cardinal Head Of Key Archdiocese

Reuters | Posted 07.16.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) - The Vatican has appointed the archbishop of Berlin, seen by German media as part of a "new generation" of less dogmatic clergy, to take ov...

Pope Francis: 2 Percent Of Priests Are Pedophiles

Reuters | Philip Pullella | Posted 07.15.2014 | Religion

ROME, July 13 (Reuters) - About 2 percent of Roman Catholic clerics are sexual abusers, an Italian newspaper on Sunday quoted Pope Francis as saying...

Vatican Calls For Global Ceasefire During World Cup Final

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.11.2014 | Religion

The World Cup final match will take place on Sunday July 13, and has gotten many asking whether Popes Francis and Benedict XVI will be rooting for the...

French Financier Named New Head Of Vatican Bank

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2014 | Religion

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY, July 9 (Reuters) - The Vatican said on Wednesday it will separate its bank's investment business from...

Vatican Bank Reports Big Dip In Profit

AP | Posted 07.08.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican Bank has reported a big dip in profits as Pope Francis presses reforms to make the scandal-tainted institution more tr...

On Being a Foreign Correspondent

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.08.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Rachele Kanigel's "10 Tips for Training the Next Generation of Foreign Correspondents" immediately drew my attention but her headline didn't quite mat...

Pope: Exploitation Of Nature Is Sin Of Our Time

Reuters | Philip Pullella | Posted 07.05.2014 | Religion

CAMPOBASSO, Italy, July 5 (Reuters) - Pope Francis called for more respect for nature on Saturday, branding the destruction of South America's rain ...

50 Cities You Should See In Your Lifetime

minube | Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel

With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone to the community of travelers at

Vatican Recognizes Exorcist Association

AP | Posted 07.02.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Exorcists now have a legal weapon at their disposal. The Vatican has formally recognized the International Association of Exorc...

Catholics Reject Church Teachings on Sex

Martin Marty | Posted 06.30.2014 | Religion
Martin Marty

One hopes for fresh approaches after the bishops have "consulted the faithful" in matters of doctrine and practice. No one will envy them in their efforts to revisit -- or revise? -- the Church's teachings.

Pope Francis: Communists Are Closet Christians

Reuters | Philip Pullella | Posted 06.30.2014 | Religion

Pope Francis, whose criticisms of unbridled capitalism have prompted some to label him a Marxist, said in an interview published on Sunday that commun...

Vatican Ex-Ambassador Convicted Of Sex Abuse

AP | Nicole Winfield | Posted 06.27.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican's former ambassador to the Dominican Republic has been convicted by a church tribunal of sex abuse and has been defroc...

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.