Pope Benedict XVI

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Is the church corrupt?

Franco Origlia GETTY IMAGES Cardinals and Bishops attend John Paul II Beatification Ceremony held by Pope Benedict XVI on May … Continued

How Pope Benedict could shape religious freedom in Cuba

Fourteen years ago, Pope John Paul II, great champion of freedom and warrior against communism, visited the island of Cuba. … Continued

Papal religion and politics in Mexico and Cuba

Pope Benedict’s visit to Latin America in 2012 will take him to two countries: one where the Catholic Church is … Continued

Rick Santorum’s ‘phony’ Catholic theology

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has lambasted President Barack Obama for holding a “phony theology.” In the farce that politics … Continued

The theology of birth control politics

Looked at through the lens of legal precedent, President Obama’s February 10th announcement settled the issue of health care insurance … Continued

My life as a married Catholic priest

Rev. R. Scott Hurd Rev. R. Scott Hurd Rev. R. Scott Hurd In the Catholic Church today, there are over … Continued

Rick Santorum: The evangelical’s Catholic candidate?

Chip Somodevilla GETTY IMAGES MANCHESTER, NH – JANUARY 06: Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (C) pats a … Continued

My five lessons from On Faith

It was five years ago this month that we launched On Faith. The idea was to inform and educate about … Continued

Pope Benedict goes to #OWS

Pope Benedict XVI acknowledges cheers upon his arrival in the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican to hold a … Continued

Does Pope Benedict support Occupy Wall Street?

Vincenzo Pinto AFP/Getty Images Pope Benedict XVI waves to pilgrims in St Peter’s Square in Vatican City on Oct. 23, … Continued

Susan Sarandon: Pope Benedict a ‘Nazi’

Actress Susan Sarandon arrives at the Film Society of Lincoln Center Gala Tribute to her in New York on May … Continued

Faithful Citizenship in 2012 

The American bishops’ landmark 2007 instruction to Catholics about politics will be not be changed, but will be re-issued in … Continued

Google takes the Dead Sea Scrolls online

Lior Mizrahi GETTY IMAGES A part of the Isaiah Scroll, one of the Dead Sea Scrolls, is seen inside the … Continued

A Catholic approach to Israel and Palestine?

As the leaders of the Palestinian people prepare to petition for recognition as a nation-state at the United Nations, Catholic … Continued

The deviance of twisting religion into politics

David J. Phillip AP Texas Gov. Rick Perry bows his head as he leads a prayer at The Response, a … Continued

Pope Benedict XVI, Julian Assange, and John Galliano’s Jewish news

When Pope Benedict, WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange and designer John Galliano are all on the front page at the same time, … Continued

John Paul II and the suffering body

On Jan. 14, Benedict XVI approved a miracle attributed to his predecessor, John Paul II. John Paul will now have … Continued

In good conscience?

By Jon O’Brien president, Catholics for Choice In his annual speech to the diplomatic corps with credentials at the Vatican, … Continued

John Paul II to be beatified May 1

By Julia Duin Workers hold a painting of the late pope John Paul II during the staging of the exhibition … Continued

Boehner, Pelosi and the split in Catholic America

By Elizabeth Tenety Outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (L) hands the speaker’s gavel to incoming House Speaker John Boehner … Continued