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  • Vatican social media guru: Catholics should give Internet 'a soul'

    Vatican social media guru: Catholics should give Internet 'a soul'
    The Pope’s social media expert said Wednesday that Catholics should be using social media to make the atmosphere online a positive place where people can deepen their relationships with one another. Monsignor Paul Tighe, the secretary to the...
  • Church meetings hear calls for justice in Missouri police shooting

    FERGUSON, Mo. At two meetings with distinctly different tones, the call Tuesday night was for justice. Packed houses at two churches heard speakers discuss the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, 18, by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday afternoon a...
  • The God Squad: Is it the duty of people to have children?

    Q: What's your opinion about recent statements by Pope Francis imploring married couples to have children or they will be bitter and lonely in old age? I found his comments hurtful and offensive to the many married Catholic couples who struggle with...
  • For some traditional Catholics, the Latin Mass thrives

    ST. LOUIS When Pope Francis was elected, he appeared to the crowd in St. Peter's Square without the short, red velvet cape known as a mozzetta. Some Roman Catholics immediately cried foul, worried that the pope's decision to forgo the more formal wear...
  • Let's agree to disagree on childless marriage

    Q: What's your opinion about recent statements by Pope Francis imploring married couples to have children or they will be bitter and lonely in old age? I found his comments hurtful and offensive to the many married Catholic couples who struggle with...
  • Congress shouldn't honor the pope — or anyone else

    Liberals sure love Pope Francis, and now they’re faulting House Republicans for not seconding their emotion. The GOP is providing only minimal support for a congressional resolution congratulating the pope on his election and offering a litany of...
  • INSIGHT-Vatican bank's TV investment loss showed cardinal's power

    By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY, Aug 4 (Reuters) - Two years ago, the Vatican bank invested 15 million euros in an Italian television company that makes family movies, including films about popes and a series about a bike-riding country priest who...
  • Vatican bank's TV investment loss showed cardinal's power

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Two years ago, the Vatican bank invested 15 million euros in an Italian television company that makes family movies, including films about popes and a series about a bike-riding country priest who helps police solve crimes. The...
  • Gay church music director sings the wedding bell blues

     Gay church music director sings the wedding bell blues
    Someday, perhaps, I hope, the Catholic Church will be cool with gay marriage — not cool to the point of consecrating same-sex unions but cool to the point of looking the other way with the same well-what-are-you-gonna-do? shrug with which church...
  • Gay church music director says wedding news led to dismissal

     Gay church music director says wedding news led to dismissal
    A longtime music director at Holy Family Catholic Church in Inverness said he was fired from his job this week after he announced that he was engaged to his male partner. Colin Collette, of Chicago, said that church leaders knew he was gay long before...
  • From Pope Francis: 7 secrets to happiness and 5 misery enhancers

    It was Pope Francis who called the Internet a "gift from God," so perhaps it's no surprise that his recent remarks on happiness have made their way into the most classic of Web formats: the listicle. To commemorate his first 500 days as the leader of...
  • Allentown church hosting day of prayer for Mideast's persecuted Christians

    An Allentown church will be one of many around the world where the faithful will join in prayers on Friday for Christians in the Mideast, who are facing dire persecution under the advance of Islamist radicals. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS),...