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Silenced Irish priest Tony Flannery touring US

The "Catholic Tipping Point" tour is back. This year, the tour will feature Redemptorist Fr. Tony Flannery, who has questioned church teaching on celibacy, homosexuality, and ordination of women.


Pope Francis to visit Turkey in late November

Francis will make the trip at the request of the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I and the Turkish bishops.



Panel discusses just war theory and the US role in the Middle East

Catholic speakers and scholars at a Colorado university discussed whether historical promises made by the U.S. to other nations have been held and if America is looking carefully at each criteria of the just war...


UN nuncio decries growing violence against children around world

Millions of the world's children today are victims of armed conflict, pornography and sexual trafficking, and still more "are denied the most fundamental right to life," said the Vatican's nuncio to the United...


Bishop Morrie has a remembrance of things past

Soul Seeing: Every October, a dozen of my classmates gather. Nine of us left the priesthood. Morrie is one of the stalwarts who remained.

Archbishop Chaput blasts Vatican debate on family, says 'confusion is of the devil'

"I was very disturbed by what happened," Chaput said. "I think confusion is of the devil, and I think the public image that came across was one of confusion."


Seven lessons from the Vatican's wild and crazy synod on the family

Analysis: The Vatican summit on the challenges of family life wrapped without reaching a consensus on hot-button topics. Where does that leave Francis' papacy and the church?


Italy's 'singing nun' covers Madonna's 'Like a Virgin'

Sr. Cristina Scuccia, 26, says her version of the salacious pop song is a "testimony of God's capacity to turn all things into something new."


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