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  • The year in review in Catholicism 2015

    The year in review in Catholicism 2015

    • Dec 30, 2015

    Keeping up with news about the Church is always interesting, but 2015 was a banner year in many ways. There was the release of a first-ever encyclical on the environment, vigorous debates about religious freedom after the legalization of same-sex marriage in Ireland and the United States, an intense back-and-forth

  • Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop Kurtz visit President Obama at the White House

    • Nov 13, 2015

    Two of the US Church’s highest-ranking bishops were at the White House Friday morning, meeting with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden as a follow-up to Pope Francis’ September visit to the United States. Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington and Louisville’s Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, president of the US

  • Francis faces a balancing act on sexual abuse reform

    • Oct 12, 2015

    ROME — A member of Pope Francis’ Vatican commission to fight child sexual abuse said Monday that when the pontiff praised the “courage” of the American bishops in handling abuse during his recent trip to the United States, he was engaged in a delicate balancing act. That line stirred controversy

  • Pope's US visit helped increase goodwill toward the Catholic Church

    Pope's US visit helped increase goodwill toward the Catholic Church

    • Oct 8, 2015

    It’s sometimes said that polls simply confirm what everybody already knows, and a new poll from the Pew Research Center seems to prove the point: Pope Francis remains wildly popular with Americans. And the “Who am I to judge?” pope finds his popularity with liberals growing and some papal unease

  • The Vatican must speak on conscientious objection

    The Vatican must speak on conscientious objection

    • Oct 2, 2015

    For as long as anyone can remember, the Vatican has had a special genius for snatching public relations defeat from the jaws of victory. Even by that standard, the fracas surrounding Pope Francis’ meeting with Kim Davis last week, which broke out immediately after his massively successful US trip, sets

  • A tale of two papal meetings

    • Oct 2, 2015

    During his visit to the United States, Pope Francis waded into the US culture wars with two private visits. But how Church officials managed the narrative of those meetings suggest some internal discomfort about how one of the visits came to be — and how it’s being used. The first

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