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Reb Zalman believed that the power of faith lies in its ability to be made new again.
Frank talk is making this year's synod far less boring than in years past and revealing some truth about the Catholic Church.
The Chicago archdiocese — with 2 million Catholics and a billion-dollar budget — is an image of the American church writ large and a national media platform.
Francis endorses 'stopping' but not 'bombing' the militant group, invoking 'just war theory.' What is a reasonable moral limit on military violence in the face of terror?
Two years after the nuns were accused of "radical feminism" and assigned a male minder, will either side finally blink?
The complex story unveiled by MPR this week offers a clear look of Catholic clergy coverup of sex abuse.
Francis met with a small group of abuse survivors Monday, which was appreciated but no substitute for a true process of justice, advocates say.
Pope Francis excommunicated a mafia group that controls 8-10 percent of Italian GDP. But without a formal document, it's up to parish priests to deny communion to known mobsters – at their own risk.
US bishops reportedly "unsettled" as men like Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone become targets.
Part One: Religious sisters still under pressure despite soothing language from the pope.
Part Two: Pope Francis's remarks have often sounded compatible with Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's concept of 'conscious evolution.' So why are American nuns in trouble for supporting it?
Pope Francis will canonize two former popes on Sunday, John XXIII and John Paul II. They represent two very different halves of the Catholic Church.
"You don't play with children's lives!" Francis told the French advocacy group International Catholic Child Bureau.
A conversation between GlobalPost religion writer Jason Berry and bestselling author Thomas Cahill about the role of religion in conflict and peace-building.
The Vatican's finances have a new watchdog, Cardinal George Pell. But Pell is considered to be more of an obstructionist than a reformer.
Junípero Serra is known as the founding father of California. A new book explores his concept of "radical mercy," his role in the Inquisition and his influence on West Coast culture.
Analysis: Pope Francis has taken a Catholic Church in crisis and begun to remake it with his powerful brand of moral authority.
The longtime Vatican critic Küng speaks about dealing with Parkinson's disease and fears about the onset of dementia — just as he has been gaining favor with Pope Francis.
Catholic bishops have a history of defying regulation of their 'fiefdoms' — will Pope Francis' efforts protect children and punish abusive priests?
Analysis: Is the Vatican entering a new era or just issuing more PR?