The ‘Dark Side’ of Capitalism: Why the Pope is Highlighting Inequality

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Pope Francis has emerged as one of the most important voices on the global stage about the need for a stronger moral dimension in economic policies.

How Long Have I Felt Alone?

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Sexual abuse survivor David Pittman’s constant search for connection left him feeling more and more alone, until he finally got help.

The Long Road to Healing

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Will the Catholic Church seize the opportunity to create a safer world for kids?

A New Vatican Document Suggests the Church Really is Softening it’s Tone on LGBT Issues

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The document covers a number of other issues, but it’s clearly meant to send a signal to the hierarchy that the pope has a new program in mind.

Catholic School Students Rally Behind Gay Teacher Fired for Planning His Wedding

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Parents and students at Mount de Sales Academy in Macon, Georgia, are not taking this lying down.

Is It Good News Or Bad News That The Vatican Is Convening A Special Meeting On Gay Marriage?

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Among his first acts as pontiff, Pope Francis ordered every diocese in the world to survey Catholics for their attitudes about any number of controversial issues, including marriage equality, contraception and divorce. The gathering of bishops will discuss the results of those surveys.

Will the Catholic Church Save Itself From Itself?

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“If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?”

Saved By Grace: A Father’s Reflections on Midnight Mass

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At this year’s Midnight Mass, Danny Jewitt was taught an old lesson in a new way.

Pope Francis Is Un-American (And Why That’s Great for Americans)

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Cameron Conaway believes that if Pope Francis were Mr. Francis the junior high teacher, he’d be lambasted and ridiculed by about 35% of the US population.

Will Pope Francis Put An End to Catholic Paternalism?

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The Catholic Church is evolving, but evolution takes time.

I Won’t Be Praising Anything the Pope Has to Say

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Simon Copland isn’t quite ready to jump on the Pope Francis bandwagon.

Queen Elizabeth Signs Legislation Legalizing Gay Marriage

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England and Wales are now among the small number of countries in which gay marriage is not only recognized but legal.

The First Year Was HELL

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A marriage to the romantic and dreamy teenaged girl next door.

Papal Happy Hour Edition of Church Sign Epic Fails

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Don’t forget to wash your hands!

Why Are Priests Really Celibate? (And Will It Change with a New Pope?)

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Catholic priests weren’t always celibate, and some believe the matter is not a closed issue.

Will Catholic Priests Soon Be Allowed to Marry?

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Britain’s top Catholic cleric thinks the church should lift the ban on Roman Catholic priests marrying.