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  • Pictures in the News | July 25, 2013

     
    In Thursday's Pictures in the News: — Taylor Clark of the United States has a moment to himself before competing in the junior men's quarterfinals during the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing on Wednesday in Huntington Beach. The biggest names in surfing,...
  • Gunmen torch vital records of rights group in El Salvador

    Gunmen torch vital records of rights group in El Salvador
    MEXICO CITY -- Gunmen in El Salvador early Thursday burst into the offices of a human rights agency that focuses on children missing from the country’s civil war, torching documents and taking away computers, activists said. The attack was a major...
  • Pope Francis 'clarifies' on gays, but conservatives won't be happy

    Pope Francis 'clarifies' on gays, but conservatives won't be happy
    It's a familiar cycle: Pope Francis says something that seems to soften the Roman Catholic Church’s attitude toward hot-button issues; liberals (Catholic and otherwise) rejoice; conservative Catholics rush to remind gleeful Francisphiles that the...
  • Envoys urge U.N. probe of massacre at Iranian exile camp in Iraq

    A massacre this month at an Iranian exile camp in Iraq that killed 52 people under international protection was an act of premeditated slaughter and should be thoroughly investigated by the United Nations, two former foreign ministers told the world...
  • Springfield bishop calls for exorcism tied to gay marriage

    Springfield bishop calls for exorcism tied to gay marriage
    Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield said he will offer prayers for "exorcism in reparation for the sin of same-sex marriage" at the same time Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign the same-sex marriage bill into law...
  • Pope's words strike a chord in Chicago

     Pope's words strike a chord in Chicago
    Chris Pett said the Roman Catholic Church became a safer place for gay people like him Thursday after Pope Francis warned that church leaders have become too focused on issues such as homosexuality and abortion at the expense of the church's broader...
  • Pope Francis' interview widely praised -- but for different reasons

    Pope Francis' interview widely praised -- but for different reasons
    Popes are famously believed to be endowed with infallibility, which is often misinterpreted to mean that they can never be wrong. In actuality, they are only considered infallible when it comes to the issuance of Roman Catholic doctrine. Infallible or...
  • Food stamp-slashing House GOP should read up on Pope Francis

    Cool guy, that new pope. Wish those House Republicans would spend some time studying the interview Pope Francis gave to the Italian Jesuit journal La Civita Cattolica that was published online by America, a U.S.-based Jesuit publication. They...
  • Katy Sorenson, president, The Good Government Initiative, University of Miami

    Katy Sorenson, president, The Good Government Initiative, University of Miami
    Last week: Organized librarians and Miami-Dade citizens convinced the County Commission to stop the ill-advised plan to gut the library system by cutting hours and librarians. Budget crisis averted, but [only] postponed. The fact is libraries are not just...
  • Cardinal responds to pope's message: 'We can all profit'

    Cardinal responds to pope's message: 'We can all profit'
    A day after Pope Francis bluntly said the Roman Catholic Church must place its teachings on abortion, contraception and homosexuality into a broader context, Chicago's Cardinal Francis George issued a brief statement that some interpreted as his way of...
  • Letters: The Vatican's new tone

    Letters: The Vatican's new tone
    Re "Pope wants to shift focus to mercy," Sept. 20 There is much more than a change of tone in the recent statements of Pope Francis. The tone is pastoral, and the substance is one of old-fashioned charity and humility. The Romans used to remark...
  • Catholic Church dropping its obsession with 'pelvic zone' issues

     
    Story: Tullio M. Puglia/ Getty Images, July 2013 Pope Francis said the Catholic Church must shake off an obsession with teachings on abortion, contraception and homosexuality or risk the collapse of its entire moral edifice, "like a house of cards."......