Palestinian Christians slam Pence’s pro-Israel faith

BETHLEHEM, West Bank — Many Palestinian Christians say U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s brand of evangelical Christianity, with its fervent embrace of modern-day Israel...

Security expert says wall would be costly symbol of exclusion, bigotry

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A scholar at a Washington think tank says the Trump administration doesn’t understand the financial, social, environmental and other implications of...

Francis’s defense of Barros may not satisfy victims, but it’s the...

Pope Francis’s defense of his actions over the Chilean Bishop Juan Barros on the flight from Lima will not be enough to satisfy victims...

Pope Francis tells world leaders at Davos world “cannot remain silent”...

Pope Francis told a gathering of world leaders which was scheduled to include U.S. President Donald Trump that the world “cannot remain silent in...

Serving isolated parishes may mean ordaining married men, cardinal says

ROME — The idea of exceptionally ordaining older married men of proven virtue to celebrate the Eucharist in isolated Catholic communities is something that...

‘Forgiveness science’ founder can’t prove it, but suspects a ‘Francis effect’

ROME – Scientific study of the world has been around for a while now, so it’s rare these days to meet the founder of...

America has always had preferential option for the poor

NEW YORK – The United States of America — not just the Catholic Church — has always had a preferential option for the poor...

Pope tells 1.3 million in Peru to get involved, spurn ‘Jonah...

LIMA, Peru – Pope Francis is widely seen as a reformer, a leader shaking things up in the Church he leads, but sometimes he...

O’Malley’s ‘rebuke’ of pope on sex abuse stirs wide reaction

LIMA, Peru – It’s not every day that a close ally and adviser to a pope, not to mention a cardinal of the Catholic...

For Francis, the opposite of ‘clerical’ is ‘close’

LIMA, Peru – Almost from day one of his papacy, Pope Francis has made a trope out of railing against “clericalism,” once warning that...

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