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.

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


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

Papal Happy Hour Edition of Church Sign Epic Fails


Don’t forget to wash your hands!

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


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.

Why the Next Pope Should be a Poor Woman of Color

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Christian Piatt asserts that the church needs to prove its commitment to the poor and the marginalized.

BREAKING: Pope Benedict to Resign February 28


Benedict XVI will be the first pope in centuries to step down from the Throne of Peter.

Mass Protest in Paris Over Same-Sex Marriage Legislation

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Organizers insist they are not homophobic.

Pope Attacks LGBT Equality in Christmas Speech

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When someone like Pope Benedict scorns the very basis for the conversation about LGBT equality (and during an address that is meant to focus on Christmas), I have little hope that we’re making significant progress in the effort to heal.

Book of Job


My dad once had me prove I went to church by explaining that Sunday’s sermon.

Highest-Ranking Catholic Cleric Convicted in Child Sex Abuse Scandal

TweetAbout freaking time. Father Robert W. Finn was convicted of failing to report child sexual abuse since he did not report a priest, Reverend Shawn Ratigan, who had hundreds of lewd pictures of young girls, many of them taken with a personal camera. As a bishop, he is the highest-ranked US cleric ever convicted of […]