Pope Francis

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia attends the TIME/CNN/PEOPLE/FORTUNE Pre-Dinner Cocktail Reception at Washington Hilton on April 27, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Time, Inc)

Scalia: The Devil ‘Is Getting People Not To Believe In Him Or In God’

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia touched upon the role Catholic religion plays in society during a wide-ranging interview with New York magazine.

10/07/2013

Pope Francis salutes the crowd as he arrives for his general audience in St Peter's square at the Vatican on September 18, 2013. (Photo by AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABI)

Catholics React to Pope Remarks on Gays, Abortion

Catholics around the globe are expressing mixed but mostly positive reactions to Pope Francis’ recent remarks that the church has become too focused on “small-minded rules” on hot-button issues like homosexuality and abortion.

09/22/2013

Signaling a dramatic shift in Vatican tone, Pope Francis said the Catholic Church had become obsessed by "small-minded rules" about how to be faithful and that pastors should instead emphasize compassion over condemnation when discussing divisive social issues of abortion, gays and contraception. (TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Criticizes Church Emphasis On Abortion, Gays

Signaling a dramatic shift in Vatican tone, Pope Francis said the Catholic Church had become obsessed by “small-minded rules” about how to be faithful and that pastors should instead emphasize compassion over condemnation when discussing divisive social issues of abortion, gays and contraception.

09/19/2013

Pope Francis salutes the crowd as he arrives for his general audience in St Peter's square at the Vatican on September 18, 2013. (Photo by AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABI)

Pope Francis: ‘It Is Not Possible to Interfere Spiritually’ in Lives of Gay People

During a lengthy interview with America magazine, Pope Francis made several comments about homosexuality, following the headline-grabbing statements he made on the subject earlier this year.

09/19/2013

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Pope Francis: ‘Who Am I to Judge’ Homosexual Priests?

In an historical move, Pope Francis made a comment that supports homosexuality in the priesthood, stating that he will not judge clergy members for their sexual pasts.

07/29/2013

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Pope Francis: ‘Who Am I to Judge’ Gay Clergy?

Pope Francis is reaching out to gays, saying he won’t judge priests for their sexual orientation, in a remarkably open and wide-ranging news conference as he returns from his first foreign trip.

07/29/2013

Speaking to Jewish leaders for the first time as pope, Francis said that true Christians cannot hold anti-Semitic sentiments due to the intertwined history of the two faiths.  (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Pope Francis: ‘A True Christian Cannot Be Anti-Semitic’

Speaking to Jewish leaders for the first time as pope, Francis said that true Christians cannot hold anti-Semitic sentiments due to the intertwined history of the two faiths.

06/25/2013

Pope Francis has denounced the global financial system, blasting the "cult of money" that he says is tyrannizing the poor and turning humans into expendable consumer goods. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Pope Blasts Global Financial System As ‘Cult of Money’

Pope Francis has denounced the global financial system, blasting the “cult of money” that he says is tyrannizing the poor and turning humans into expendable consumer goods.

05/16/2013

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Cardinal Wuerl Marks First DC Mass Since Conclave

Washington’s Archbishop, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, has celebrated his first Mass since returning home from Rome for the papal conclave.

03/24/2013

Archbishop of Washington cardinal Donald Wuerl. (credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

D.C.’s Archbishop Returns After Selection of Pope Francis

Washington’s Archbishop, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, has returned from Rome, where he took part in the papal conclave.

03/20/2013

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