Pope Benedict XVI

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Evangelical Catholics on offense

STEFANO RELLANDINI REUTERS Pope Benedict XVI waves to faithful from his ‘Popemobile’ upon his arrival to conduct an open-air mass … Continued

Is Cardinal Mahoney’s censure a sign of a new Catholic Church?

Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP Photographs of children who where abused by members of the catholic clergy line the sidewalk during … Continued

The case of transgender Catholic school teacher Mark Krolikowski: Keeping the faith while gender notions evolve

Mark Krolikowski wore his hair at shoulder length, his nails long and well manicured, and his ears pierced. His appearance, … Continued

Do Catholics need penance?

VINCENZO PINTO AFP/GETTY IMAGES Pope Benedict XVI arrives to lead an ordination Mass at St Peter’s basilica at the Vatican … Continued

The new (old) Catholic Church

On the Feast of the Holy Family, I went to Mass in my hometown’s Cathedral in Colorado Springs – a … Continued

Are institutions Catholic enough?

The number of agencies calling themselves big-C “Catholic” will shrink. That is the inevitable result of De Caritate Ministranda , … Continued

Lou Holtz gives Catholics a pep talk, encourages them to ‘come home’

Catholics! Get in the game! That’s the latest message from Catholics Come Home–a group that seeks to “evangelize inactive Catholics … Continued

Pope to Twitter: Follow me

The leaders in Catholic online media offer their blurbs on Pope Benedict’s entrance into the “Twittersphere.”

Michelangelo, religious tolerance and the 500th anniversary of the Sistine Chapel ceiling

Pope Benedict XVI celebrates baptisms in the Sistine Chapel on Jan. 9, 2011 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by L’Osservatore … Continued

Pope Benedict: ‘We hope that President Obama will respond to his fellow citizens’ expectation’

“We hope that President Obama will respond to his fellow citizens’ expectations, serving law and justice for the good and … Continued

Dolan: ‘Mr. President and Governor Romney, do you know what the Holy Father asked me to tell the two of you?’

“By the way, just before I left Rome this morning Pope Benedict XVI pulled me aside and asked me to … Continued

Roman Catholic women priests?

AFP/GETTY IMAGES Pope Benedict XVI arrives to lead an ordination mass at St Peter’s basilica at the Vatican on April … Continued

Second Vatican Council at 50

AP In this picture made available by the Vatican newspaper Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI greets the faithful after the … Continued

Pope Benedict: From Regensburg, Germany to Beirut, Lebanon

REUTERS Pope Benedict XVI waves to faithfuls from his Pope-mobile upon his arrival to conduct an open-air mass service at … Continued

Pluralism and prejudice: How conflicts over religious pluralism reveal America’s new ‘Sacred Ground’

The only Protestant running for president in 2012 is President Obama, an American of both a racially and a religiously … Continued

HHS mandate shouldn’t require leaving faith, values at home

AP A rosary is held in the hand of a walker during a “Rosary Walk” rally supporting religious freedom. Over … Continued

Supreme Court’s health-care decision: Two Catholic cheers

JASON REED REUTERS Protesters against President Barack Obama’s 2010 healthcare overhaul react outside the Supreme Court in Washington June 28, … Continued

‘A nation of Osteens and Obamas’

Bill O’Leary WASHINGTON POST Evangelist Joel Osteen brings his revival show to Nationals Park on April, 29, 2012 in Washington, … Continued

With Sebelius invite, another blow to Georgetown’s Catholic identity

From left: Donald Wuerl/Post, Kathleen Sebelius/AP, John DeGioia/Post If Georgetown University wants to remain an authentically Catholic college, it must … Continued

With allegations of a ‘nun crackdown,’ the Vatican goes spring cleaning

If everyone could just calm down for a moment regarding the Vatican and nuns, perhaps we could all consider some … Continued