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By News Desk
After the Holy Year of Mercy ended last weekend, Pope Francis on Monday extended the ability of Roman Catholic priests to absolve those who have had an abortion, while reiterating that it is still a sin.
By Justin Scuiletti
In a follow-up question, a reporter asked: “But forever, forever? Never, never?”…
By Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press
Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine is predicting that the Roman Catholic Church may eventually change its opposition to gay marriage.
By PBS NewsHour
Pope Francis declared Mother Teresa a saint of the Roman Catholic Church on Sunday. St. Teresa, who died in 1997, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her lifetime of work caring for the poor in the Indian city of…
By Rebecca Beitsch, Stateline
Fueled by sexual abuse allegations against comedian Bill Cosby and the Catholic Church, and other high-profile cases dating back decades, state legislators across the country are considering lengthening or eliminating statutes of limitations on rape.
By Dominique Bonessi
Pope Francis opened a study into whether women can be deacons after being pressed by a global contingent of catholic women leaders.
By Joshua Barajas
Pope Francis issued a decree that recognized a second miracle required to canonize Mother Teresa as a saint, the Vatican announced Friday.
On Sunday, the film “Spotlight” pulled off a surprise Best Picture win at the Oscars. An inside look at the uncovering of widespread sexual abuse within the Catholic Church, “Spotlight” celebrates investigative journalism. Jeffrey Brown talks to Margaret Sullivan of…
A heated battle of words has emerged between Pope Francis and Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump over the candidate’s immigration policy. Judy Woodruff discusses the controversy with Susan Page of USA Today and John Allen of The Boston Globe.
In the first meeting between leaders of Christianity’s largest churches since the Great Schism of 1054, Pope Francis met with Patriarch Kirill of the Eastern Orthodox Church Friday afternoon in Havana. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop emeritus…
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