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Pope Unselfie

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Pope Francis: ‘Evolution of Nature Is Not Inconsistent With the Notion of Creation’

The increasingly popular pope warns against the perils of depicting God as a “magician.”

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Who Poses More of a Threat to the U.S.: Islamic State or Mexican Drug Cartels?

An Al-Jazeera contributor argues Americans’ fear of IS is fueled by Islamaphobia while more imminent dangers nearby are ignored; celibate gays are helping change the Catholic Church; meanwhile, Germany’s apprenticeship model could be good for U.S. workers. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Pope Francis’ Synod: Change Is in the Air, but Not Yet on the Books

On Sunday, Pope Francis wrapped up the synod, or bishops meeting, he presided over for the last two weeks with a beatification service at the Vatican for Pope Paul VI but without significant progress made on hot-button topics such as homosexuality, divorce and contraception. 

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Papal Welcome

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Pope Float

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Pope Francis

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Catholic Church More Open to Gays Than Contraception

An interesting document emerged Monday from a gathering of Catholic Bishops, signaling a possible change in manners if not policy.

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Pope Francis to Focus on Changing Times at Bishops’ Summit

This Pope Francis certainly is an ambitious fellow.

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Irish Infants in Catholic Care Homes Allegedly Vaccinated in Illegal Drug Trial

As the world was still reeling from news that a home for “unwed mothers” in County Galway, Ireland, had gotten rid of some 800 unidentified children’s bodies near a septic tank, another horrific allegation came to light.

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Pope Francis Prays at Apartheid Wall, Calls for Palestinian State

On Sunday in Bethlehem, Pope Francis called for recognition of an independent Palestinian state.

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Pope Francis in Jordan Reaches Out to Forgotten Syrian Refugees, Christians and Muslims

Syrian refugees, and Christian refugees in particular, are hoping that the visit of Pope Francis to Jordan on Saturday will raise the profile of their plight.

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Rushing Saints

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Pope Francis Asks Forgiveness for ‘Evil’ of Child Abuse

In remarks quoted by Vatican radio Friday, Pope Francis personally asked forgiveness for sexual abuse committed by Catholic priests.

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Is Pope Francis Good for the Democrats? Obama in the Vatican

Could the enormous popularity of Pope Francis spill over into American politics?

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The Pope Isn’t a Party Boss

President Obama’s first salary as a community organizer was paid by a Catholic group and his earliest social justice work was rooted in Catholic social doctrine. So why don’t the bishops like him?

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In Health Care Suit Against Catholic Bishops, the Specter of an Early Defeat

The ACLU’s case against the U.S. Bishops Conference—heralded by some as a bold legal stroke—could be thwarted on procedural grounds.

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Francis’ Anti-Imperial Papacy

When Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected pope a year ago, only a few expected that he would confront so many challenges simultaneously.

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U.N. Criticizes Vatican on Abuse

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Wall St.

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Jon Stewart: ‘The White House Is Fighting Nuns?!’

“The Daily Show” is back from its holiday break and as funny as ever with this segment about Catholic nuns battling with the Obama administration about the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act. Watch as Jon Stewart’s rage tumor grows back to its usual size as he grapples with sweet, musical nuns and birth control.

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Pope Cleans House

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Jailed Catholic Priest Catches a Break From Pennsylvania Court

On Thursday, a trio of Superior Court judges in Pennsylvania ordered the release of Monsignor William Lynn from the state prison where he has been serving time for his role in dealing with sex abuse claims against fellow Catholic clergy members.

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Pope Marx

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Pope Francis to Conservatives: ‘I Have Met Many Marxists in My Life Who Are Good People’

In an interview published Saturday in the Italian newspaper La Stampa, the head of the Catholic Church responded to claims by conservatives like Rush Limbaugh who called him a “pure Marxist” for his recent condemnation of trickle-down economics.

Posted on Dec 16, 2013 READ MORE



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Spanish Feminists Say %$&#* to Best-Seller ‘Get Married and Be Submissive’

A Catholic archbishop-published book runs up the Amazon best-seller list—and infuriates most of the rest of the country that didn’t buy the book. Among its gems: Women “like humiliation because it is for a greater good.”

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Person of the Year

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Reformer or Hypocrite? Understanding Pope Francis

It turns out that the pope’s critique of capitalism is actually nothing new.

Posted on Dec 12, 2013 READ MORE


Pope and Limbaugh

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The pope is a commie. 
Dang straight, BAAA, you tell 'em Rush.
Posted on Dec 12, 2013 READ MORE



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Time Magazine’s Person of the Year: The People’s Pope

According to the managing editor of Time magazine, Pope Francis was chosen to grace the cover of its 2013 Person of the Year issue because he “changed the tone and the perception and the focus of one of the world’s largest institutions in an extraordinary way.” But perhaps his most significant contribution this year has been his condemnation of greed and materialism.

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The Pope’s War on Christmas

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Wise Pope

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Impeach the Pope

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GOP: When he talks about income inequality, he's promoting class warfare and should be impeached. Can we impeach the pope?
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Pope Francis Cracks Down on Child Abuse in Vatican

That Pope Francis is really on a tear. First he forsakes the luxe lodging and fancy wheels enjoyed by his peers, blasts the wanton lust for filthy lucre that has plundered the world’s coffers, breaks bread with the homeless and, most tellingly, ticks off Sarah Palin. You’d think his church was founded on the tenets of Jesus or something.

Posted on Dec 5, 2013 READ MORE


The Hook

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Posted on Dec 3, 2013 READ MORE



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U.S. Catholic Bishops Sued After Hospital Turns Away a Woman Miscarrying

Though Pope Francis has done quite a bit in recent months to better the image of the church, Catholic hospitals are hellbent on destroying it. The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, which issued the directives that resulted in a medical facility’s refusal of care to a woman suffering a miscarriage.

Posted on Dec 3, 2013 READ MORE



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The Heart of Francis’ Mission

Christianity has often been used over the centuries to prop up the powerful. But from the beginning, the Christian message has been subversive of political systems, judgmental toward those at the top, and demanding of all who take it seriously.

Posted on Dec 2, 2013 READ MORE


The Monkey Wrench Pope

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The Exorcist

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Tap Tap

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Pope Against Tyranny of Markets

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Pope Francis: Unfettered Capitalism Is a ‘New Tyranny’

Though he may not come down strongly on discrimination against the LGBT community or women, if there’s one thing this latest pope knows how to condemn it’s greed. In the pontiff’s first major publication, he tells the 1 percent to spread the wealth, for God’s sakes.

Posted on Nov 26, 2013 READ MORE


Gay Marriage

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Posted on Nov 21, 2013 READ MORE



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Pope Francis Credited With Boosting Church Attendance

If Pope Francis’ recent humanitarian statements and gestures are part of a public relations effort to repair the ailing image of the Catholic Church, it may be working. Researchers say more than half of Italian priests interviewed reported a rise in the number of people in the pews since the new pontiff was seated.

Posted on Nov 10, 2013 READ MORE



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The Most Powerful Person in the World Is…

Forbes has ranked a list of political, religious and business leaders in order of their, uh, power, and guess what? Barack Obama, commander in chief of the largest military force in the history of the world, is only in second place.

Posted on Oct 30, 2013 READ MORE


Smokin’ Bishop

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Pope

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The Voo-Doo-Doo That You Do

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Pope Love

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Let’s Face It, Pope Francis Still Ain’t That Great

There’s no denying the latest pope is one of the better leaders the Catholic Church has seen. But does that really make him the “best pope ever”?

Posted on Sep 21, 2013 READ MORE


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