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Lambasting an international 'culture of waste,' Francis drew from the language of John Paul II and continued his verbal barrage against consumerism.
Analysis: In his candid speeches and sermons, the new pope "forges a moral vocabulary on economics" to remind church leaders — and followers — of their responsibility to the poor.
Deb Cotton, a popular blogger, was critically injured at the Mother's Day second line shooting.
Those injured in the Mother's Day mass shooting include journalist Deborah Cotton, who has spoken eloquently against violence plaguing the city's storied jazz parades.
The Leadership Conference of Women Religious was put under official supervision more than one year ago, accused of "radical feminism."
Speculation that the new pope would reverse his predecessor's 'inquisition' is shown to be incorrect.
The new pope delivered a sermon at the investiture Mass today amid news coverage that focused on his response to clergy sex abuse.
Though skepticism of the Vatican is warranted, could it be right about Father Bergoglio's past in Argentina?
In electing a member of the Society of Jesus, the Catholic Church for the first time elevates a 'foot soldier of the pope' to lead.
The College of Cardinals has chosen a new pope, and the world now knows his name: Argentinian Jorge Mario Bergoglio.
With Africa, Asia and Latin America now representing two-thirds of the world's Catholics, many faithful want a more global pope.
A walk through one of the world's most historic churches reveals a modern puzzle.
The cardinals of the world will convene next Tuesday to elect the next pope.
The sex abuse survivors' movement is using the papal transition to press the church for stronger action against pedophiles in its ranks.
As cardinals move at their own pace, access for reporters is reduced and speculation abound.
Mother Tekla Famiglietti, head of the Bridgettine Order, runs a small empire of hotels, restaurants, and guesthouses around the world. She has left a distinctive imprint at the Vatican and on the Catholic Church.
The Catholic priest and lawyer offers counsel to US nuns battling the Vatican as well as church leaders grappling with the sex abuse crisis.
As Pope Benedict XVI steps down and briefly leaves an empty seat, a conflict over spiritual mission and real estate will pause to await the next pope.
Accused of straying from Catholic theology and put under official investigation, tens of thousands of American nuns hope the next pope will end the 'Inquisition.'
Jason Berry prepares to immerse himself in an unprecedented, media-saturated selection process.