Pope Francis, Could You Please Call My Boyfriend’s Family?

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To be acknowledged by his boyfriend’s family, Paul Boynton needs a miracle. Or maybe a call from the Pope.

Ten Reasons I Am Not the Christian I Used to Be


He thought everything he was taught growing up was true. — I grew up in the Southern Baptist and Missionary Baptist traditions. I was raised in a very conservative religious environment. I thought my father’s musings about organized religion—and its shortcomings—were blasphemous. At the age of 18, I was licensed to preach the Gospel. I […]

A Priest And An Abuse Victim Fight Church Cover-Ups Together


Check out this heart-wrenching discussion between two men – one a survivor of clergy abuse, and one a former priest.

Bill Cosby and the New Meaning of Integrity

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Matthew Rozsa meditates on the downfall of Cosby and the rise of the new integrity.

Is the Pope Trying to Teach Christians How to be Christian?


He’s shaken things up on issues like homelessness, crime, sexuality, and reproduction — but isn’t he really just doing what Jesus would do?

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


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?


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


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?


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.