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  • Pope: 'Punch' no justification of violence; Catholics don't have to breed 'like rabbits'

    Pope Francis is denouncing what he calls the "ideological colonization" of families and the developing world, where he says progressive, Western ideas about birth control and gay rights are increasingly being imposed by groups, institutions or individual nations -- often as a condition for development aid.
  • Pope Francis turns out not to have made pets in heaven comment

    Pope Francis turns out not to have made pets in heaven comment
    It was a heartwarming story for legions of pet owners and animal lovers around the world. Pope Francis, talking to a distraught boy whose pet had died, declared there was a place in heaven for the creatures we share our lives with. His comment was...

    Vatican Report On U.S. Nuns Is Conciliatory; Connecticut Nun Led Fact-Finding

    Vatican Report On U.S. Nuns Is Conciliatory; Connecticut Nun Led Fact-Finding
    VATICAN CITY — A keenly awaited Vatican report on Roman Catholic nuns in the United States — completed under the leadership of a Connecticut nun — struck a conciliatory tone upon its release Tuesday, praising the nuns for their social...

    Vatican praises Roman Catholic nuns in U.S. after investigation

    A Vatican report Tuesday paid glowing tribute to the social work carried out by America’s nuns, a sharp contrast to the Roman Catholic Church’s accusations that nuns had promoted “radical" feminist themes. The report, released at a...

    Vatican report praises U.S. nuns but urges them to stick to doctrine

    A long-awaited report on American nuns released by the Vatican on Tuesday is being seen as an encouraging and realistic assessment of women who take vows to the church, while also urging them to adhere to Roman Catholic doctrine. "It is not a document...