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  • Prominent Catholics sign advertisement asking Pope Francis to remove San Francisco archbishop

    Apr 17, 2015 8:42

    Prominent Catholics sign advertisement asking Pope Francis to remove San Francisco archbishop

    (AP) More than 100 Bay Area Catholics went public with their complaints about the San Francisco archbishop on Thursday, asking Pope Francis in a full page newspaper ad to replace Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone with someone more inclusive and less divisive. […]

     
  • Vatican ends battle with US Catholic nuns’ group

    Apr 17, 2015 8:20

    Vatican ends battle with US Catholic nuns’ group

    (NYT) The Vatican has abruptly ended its takeover of the main leadership group of American nuns two years earlier than expected, allowing Pope Francis to put to rest a confrontation started by his predecessor that created an uproar among American […]

     
  • US bishops to Congress: Support Iran nuclear deal

    Apr 15, 2015 0:59

    US bishops to Congress: Support Iran nuclear deal

    (Crux) The nation’s top Catholic bishop on international peace and justice issues has a message for Congress: Get behind the Iran deal. Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces, N.M., sent letters to US Secretary of State John Kerry and Congressional […]

     
  • Pope Francis gains more than 20 million Twitter followers

    Apr 15, 2015 0:49

    Pope Francis gains more than 20 million Twitter followers

    (Catholic Herald) Pope Francis has gained more than 20 million followers on Twitter. His @Pontifex account on the social media site has versions in English, Spanish, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Latin. Other Twitter users with more than […]

     
  • Flurry of briefs seeks to shape court’s look at same-sex marriage

    Apr 13, 2015 0:48

    Flurry of briefs seeks to shape court’s look at same-sex marriage

    (CNS) When it takes up same-sex marriage cases from four states April 28, the Supreme Court will officially be considering just two constitutional questions. But judging from the outpouring of friend-of-the-court or “amicus” briefs, the court is expected to affect […]

     
  • Proclaiming jubilee, Francis envisions non-judging, non-condemning church

    Apr 13, 2015 0:35

    Proclaiming jubilee, Francis envisions non-judging, non-condemning church

    (NCR Online) Officially proclaiming the upcoming jubilee year of mercy, Pope Francis has powerfully called on the entire Catholic church to refashion itself as a place not of judgment or condemnation but of pardon and merciful love. Writing in an […]