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  • A nun and a pair of Mission Indian cousins come to terms with Junipero Serra's sainthood

    Vincent Medina had been walking a fine line all week. He's a Catholic who works as a tour guide for fourth-graders at Mission Dolores in San Francisco, but he's also a descendant of Ohlone Indians who has been the vocal opposition to sainthood for California's most famous missionary, Junipero Serra.
  • Pope Francis steers Catholic Church away from sex to real-world politics

    He's met with a transgender man, told Catholics not to breed like rabbits and washed the feet of a Muslim woman. While all this may sound like he's ready to overturn dogma, Pope Francis' real interest is geopolitics. In less than two years in office,...

    Pope Francis to address Congress on US visit

    Pope Francis, who helped broker talks between the U.S. and Cuba and has delved into other politically contentious issues, will address Congress when he visits the U.S. in September, House Speaker John Boehner said. He will speak to lawmakers on Sept. 24,...

    The Rev. Richard McBrien dies at 78; liberal Catholic theologian

    The Rev. Richard McBrien dies at 78; liberal Catholic theologian
    The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theologian known for his unabashedly liberal stands on various church teachings and his popular books on Catholicism, died Sunday in his native Connecticut after a lengthy illness, according to the...

    Notre Dame professor known for liberal stands dies

    Notre Dame professor known for liberal stands dies
    The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theologian known for his unabashed liberal stands on various church teachings and his popular books on Catholicism, died Sunday in his native Connecticut, according to the school. He was 78. The...