• March 28, 2013   BY Larisa Epatko 

    As part of Holy Thursday celebrations March 28, Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 prisoners at a youth detention center in Rome to mark Jesus’ same gesture when he washed the feet of the 12 apostles the night before his crucifixion. Continue reading

  • March 28, 2013  

    Aspects of religion and morality have been used as the basis for arguments by both sides of the debate on same-sex marriage. Ray Suarez talks with Michael Schuenemeyer, minister for the United Church of Christ, and Richard Langer, a minister with the Evangelical Free Church of America, to learn how they’ve approached the topic. Continue reading

  • March 26, 2013   BY Colleen Shalby and Tom LeGro  

    With a new pope comes plenty of new memorabilia. Not even the most unmaterialistic could escape Pope Francis on cards and trinkets across the world for the past few weeks.
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  • March 26, 2013   BY Associated Press and Mark Sherman  

    Following the oral arguments at the Supreme Court challenging Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage, attorneys David Boies and Theodore Olson, and plaintiffs Kris Perry, Sandy Stier, Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami spoke outside the court. WASHINGTON — The … Continue reading

  • March 22, 2013   BY News Desk  

    Watch politics editor Christina Bellantoni moderate a Google Hangout debate between religious leaders that take opposing sides on same-sex marriage. Next week, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in two major cases addressing gay rights — California’s Prop 8 law … Continue reading

  • March 19, 2013  

    Pope Francis was officially made leader of the Roman Catholic Church at a Mass attended by heads of state and 100,000 pilgrims. Before the ceremony, the pope approached the crowd, kissing infants and giving blessings. James Mates of Independent Television News reports from Rome. Continue reading

  • March 19, 2013  

    As Pope Francis officially assumes his title, he will face some established challenges and scandals. But the pontiff has already signaled a shift and charmed followers by preaching for greater humility. Jeffrey Brown talks with John Allen from the National Catholic Reporter and CNN about what messages the pope may hope to send. Continue reading

  • March 18, 2013   BY Larisa Epatko  

    Pope Francis officially became the leader of the Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday in a ceremony at the Vatican, where he urged those with leadership responsibilities and all others to respect one another and protect “God’s gifts” of creation. Continue reading

  • March 14, 2013   BY Ray Suarez  

    Pope Francis in 2013, then the Argentine archbishop, during a mass for Ash Wednesday at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo by Juan Mabromata/ AFP/ Getty Images. The aging, French cardinal proto-deacon Jean-Louis Tauran stepped in front of … Continue reading

  • March 14, 2013  

    Pope Francis is the first pontiff to hail from Argentina. He’s also a huge soccer fan. For more on the pope’s South American roots and his home country’s reaction to the papal election, as well as the intersection of religion, populism and politics there, Jeffrey Brown talks with Hugh Bronstein of Reuters from Buenos Aires. Continue reading