| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:48 AM
Two Harvard experts on religion dissect the latest remarks by Pope Francis:
Pope Francis made headlines again this week. In an interview with the editor of the leading Jesuit journal in Rome, the Pope criticized the Catholic Church's focus on "abortion,...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 11:56 AM
ROME -- After expressing frustration with the Roman Catholic Church’s focus on hot-button doctrinal issues, Pope Francis launched a stinging attack on abortion Friday, calling it the product of a “throwaway culture.”
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:35 AM
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI has emerged from his self-imposed silence inside the Vatican walls to publish a lengthy letter to one of Italy's most well-known atheists. In it, he denies having covered up for sexually abusive priests...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Excerpts below from: Pope Francisco writes to La Repubblica: "An open dialogue with non-believers" (Sept. 4, 2013) Encyclical letter Lumen Feidei of the Supreme Pontiff Francis to the bishops, priests, deacons, consecrated persons and the lay faithful. On...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 3:27 PM
ROME -- The U.S. National Security Agency may have spied on the future Pope Francis in the run-up to his election in March, an Italian magazine reported Wednesday. The NSA strongly denied the report.
Without citing sources, Panorama magazine said the...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:54 AM
Religion News Service reporter Eric J. Lyman writes about reports that the NSA spied on the cardinals meeting to select Pope Francis:
The National SecurityAgency spied on cardinals as they prepared to select the new pope — perhaps including even...
| Nov 4, 2013
America has an ample number of leaders, in the workplace and in politics. But unfortunately, what many of these leaders are actually doing is "leadIng."
You'll note the capital "I." That's not a typo.
We have politicians who don't so much govern as...
| Sep 29, 2013
Pope Francis' highly publicized recent interview with an Italian Jesuit magazine has ushered in a new era for the Roman Catholic Church — an era of record levels of misinterpretation of the pontiff's words, both by the liberal media and by...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Pope Francis' campaign against corruption in the Catholic Church has made Italy's most dangerous mafia organization "nervous," which could make the prelate a target, a leading Italian prosecutor warned Thursday.
The pope's vow to clean up church...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI raises a great many questions as the pontiff heads into retirement. To wit:
-- When Benny goes to cash his papal pension check, will the Vatican Bank require two forms of I.D.?
-- If he lifts the Sweet'N Low...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The wire services routinely refer to Benedict XVI, now the pope emeritus, as the first pontiff to abdicate in modern times. But few of the news stories go into the classic example of a papal abdication, and explain just who this earlier pope was, and...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 4:47 PM
ROME — Eight months into his headline-grabbing papacy, Pope Francis issued a wide-ranging manifesto Tuesday in which he sharply criticizes the excesses of capitalism and says he wants a decentralized Roman Catholic Church that is "bruised, hurting...