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.

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

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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

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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 […]