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  • Twin Cities archdiocese blocks LGBT Catholic youth summit

    May 20, 2015 7:37

    Twin Cities archdiocese blocks LGBT Catholic youth summit

    (NCR Online) Members of a Twin Cities youth group seeking a safe space to discuss life as an LGBT person of faith found none at an area Catholic church after the St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese intervened in the May 16 event. […]

     
  • Pope Francis promotes 2 NYC priests to auxiliary bishops

    May 20, 2015 7:03

    Pope Francis promotes 2 NYC priests to auxiliary bishops

    (NY Daily News) Two New York priests — one from Jersey City, the other from Poland, and both with a sense of humor — were promoted by Pope Francis on Tuesday to auxiliary bishops. Noting that Mother’s Day is celebrated […]

     
  • Pope Francis endorses climate action petition

    May 18, 2015 0:46

    Pope Francis endorses climate action petition

    (NCR Online) A petition calling for world leaders to address climate change and “drastically cut carbon emissions” received a big endorsement last week in Rome from the pope. Members of the Global Catholic Climate Movement met with Pope Francis May […]

     
  • Dissenters set out to silence the pope on the environment

    May 18, 2015 0:11

    Dissenters set out to silence the pope on the environment

    (Aleteia) Not long after St. John XXIII’s social encyclical Mater et Magistra made its appearance in 1961, a wisecrack began making the rounds among Catholics who’d taken umbrage: “Mater, si; magistra, no”—mother, yes; teacher, no. In other words, the Church […]

     
  • Obama tackles poverty on a panel in front of Catholic and evangelical leaders

    May 13, 2015 5:10

    Obama tackles poverty on a panel in front of Catholic and evangelical leaders

    (Washington Post) Faith groups could change the dialogue around poverty and policy if they spoke out more powerfully, President Obama said Tuesday at a high-level conference of Catholics and evangelicals aimed at decreasing polarization around the subject. “I think it […]

     
  • The unaffiliated outnumber Catholics in the US for the first time, survey shows

    May 13, 2015 5:04

    The unaffiliated outnumber Catholics in the US for the first time, survey shows

    (Catholic Herald) For the first time, the unaffiliated have outnumbered Catholics in the United States, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Centre. The major study of the religious landscape of the US shows a continuing decline in […]