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42 min ago | Independent.ie
Outspoken abuse campaigner Christine Buckley has written to the Pope expressing her outrage at his "apparently apathetic approach to heinous acts of depravity" carried out by members of the clergy.
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4 hrs ago | Commonweal
Dr. William A. Donohue, PhD, took issue over the weekend with my dotCommonweal post about Pope Francis's inadequate response to the sex-abuse crisis.
9 hrs ago | The Daily Beast
On the one year anniversary of the pope's election, Francis is the darling of the globe-but he does have his critics from liberals and reformers to hard-core Catholics.
It's been a breathtaking year since Benedict XVI became the first pope in centuries to resign, and was replaced by the first pontiff from the Americas.
Pope Francis has suggested that the Vatican could support gay civil unions in the future, according to one of the church's most senior cardinals.
Pope Francis currently plans to visit Amman, Bethlehem and Jerusalem, May 24-26.
A Maltese economist tapped by Pope Francis to help lead a new finance council says the pope's reforms will ensure that the sort of scandal which erupted last summer, involving a Vatican accountant allegedly enmeshed in a John le Carr-esque plot to smuggle millions in cash, becomes a thing of the past.
The Aug. 14-18 trip announced Monday by the Vatican will be Francis' second foreign visit this year after his brief visit to Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories in May. Francis told reporters last summer en route home from his first foreign trip to Brazil that he wanted to go to Asia because Pope Benedict XVI never managed to get to the ... (more)
Ash Wednesday in Rome. Pope Francis leads a procession through the streets to begin the pre-Easter season of Lent, when Christians are called on to fast, pray and give alms to the needy.
Cardinal Chibly Langlois reminded the crowd in this impoverished and predominantly Catholic nation of 10 million people that many would go hungry or wouldn't be able to survive were it not for the kindness of others.
A Chicago Catholic press has beat out the nation's top publishing houses for the rights to produce the North American English translation of Pope Francis' first book written as pontiff.
Francis and the heads of Vatican offices traveled to Ariccia, in the hills south of Rome, where the Society of St. Paul offered up a retreat house for spiritual exercises through Friday.
Pope Francis delivers his 'Urbi et Orbi' message from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, December 25, 2013.
The Catholic Church needs to examine why some of the larger states around the nation are choosing to legalize civil unions of gay couples, but don't expect any approval of these unions any time soon, says Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York.
March 13 will mark the one year anniversary of the election of Pope Francis, and according to a new Pew poll , American Catholics, and a majority of American non-Catholics, like Pope Francis.
A newsstand vendor holds the new Italian magazine Il Mio Papa published by Mondadori in Rome on March 7, 2014.