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  • The Role Religion Plays In Her Life

    The Role Religion Plays In Her Life
    I was raised as a Catholic. I was in a Catholic school growing up. I stopped going to church but I never stopped believing in god or praying. Thank god or angels or someone remain at my side. I'm not any more overly religious, but I’m just...
  • Was end of standoff with Vatican a win for U.S. nuns? More of a draw

    Was end of standoff with Vatican a win for U.S. nuns? More of a draw
    After years of vitriol and sour relations, the Vatican and U.S. nuns announced they had developed a collaborative relationship and had engaged in conversations “marked by a spirit of prayer, love for the church, mutual respect and cooperation.&...
  • Vatican ends its years-long investigation of American nuns

    Vatican ends its years-long investigation of American nuns
    The Vatican ended its controversial takeover and investigation of U.S. nuns on Thursday, marking a quiet conclusion to a boisterous battle between the Holy See and the main umbrella group of American nuns. A report noting the end of the Vatican’...
  • Review: 'The Future of the Catholic Church With Pope Francis' by Garry Wills

    Review: 'The Future of the Catholic Church With Pope Francis' by Garry Wills
    "The Future of the Catholic Church With Pope Francis," Garry Wills' new book, isn't really about Pope Francis, though that surprising man from Argentina figures in the story, nor is it a book about the future of the Catholic Church. But once you get...
  • Conservative Hindus push bans on cattle slaughter in India

    At one of Asia’s largest slaughterhouses, there are more police officers than cattle. The stalls where butchers clean and quarter chicken, sheep, goats and pigs buzz with activity while the section reserved for bulls sits barren. A nearly month-...
  • Allentown Diocese Catholics love Pope Francis, but want church to welcome gays and divorced

    Allentown Diocese Catholics love Pope Francis, but want church to welcome gays and divorced
    Catholics in the Allentown Diocese are in love with Pope Francis and happy with their priests but skeptical of a range of church teachings that touch on the nature of relationships and sexuality, according to a first-of-its-kind poll of the region's...
  • Review: 'God's Bankers' by Gerald Posner

    Review: 'God's Bankers' by Gerald Posner
    Soon after coming into office, Pope Francis began reforming the church's secretive yet powerful institution, the Institute for the Works of Religion, also known as the Vatican Bank. He issued decrees speeding reviews and improving transparency. He created...
  • El Salvador overjoyed that Archbishop Romero is on path to sainthood

    El Salvador overjoyed that Archbishop Romero is on path to sainthood
    After Archbishop Oscar Romero was shot to death as he said Mass, Danlio Macias’ family mourned as if one of its own had been killed. “I see these photos,” Macias said, eyes red with tears as he visited the site of Romero’s...
  • 'Spiritual Alzheimer's': Pope Francis' stern lecture to Roman Curia

    'Spiritual Alzheimer's': Pope Francis' stern lecture to Roman Curia
    Pope Francis on Monday launched a stunning attack on the cardinals, bishops and priests who run the Vatican, accusing them of succumbing to greed, jealousy, hypocrisy, cowardice and “spiritual Alzheimer's.” In a pre-Christmas speech to the...
  • Pope Francis beatifies martyrs in South Korea, urges sacrifice

    Pope Francis beatifies martyrs in South Korea, urges sacrifice
    Pope Francis beatified 124 martyrs before a crowd of hundreds of thousands here Saturday, and called on South Koreans to heed their example of sacrifice in a world of growing poverty and inequality. The beatification Mass was one of the main events of...
  • Foley was fearless, former colleagues recall

     Foley was fearless, former colleagues recall
    James Foley was determined to tell the stories of people suffering in war-ravaged countries, and he risked his life to cover conflicts in the Middle East. But Foley, a journalist trained at Northwestern University who willingly went to countries beset...