Pope Francis' exhortation for priests to smell like the sheep have made these priests more confident in engaging issues of labor and work.
Q and A: Pope Francis has opened up new opportunities for the Catholic church and has allowed for a "fresh sharing" of the faith, Baltimore Archbishop William Lori said.
Viewpoint: In a style that is simple, direct and trenchant Küng through his writing has ventured fearlessly into places that other theologians do not reach.
Viewpoint: Hans Küng provides grounds for the inner courage that is needed to begin efforts that will accelerate that positive change in the Catholic church.
Loretto Sister Ann Patrick Ware worked for the National Council of Churches in the 60s and 70s. While there, she wrote a short, scholarly paper about what to do if you aspire to become a Roman Catholic saint.
SEX + FAITH: TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD FROM BIRTH TO ADOLESCENCE
By Kate Ott
Published by Westminster John Knox Press, $17
Almost everything I know about parenting I learned from my sister. She and her husband are not the perfect parents (who is?), but their three happy, healthy teen and young adult children are living evidence of their parenting success.
Looking for more content related to the upcoming canonizations? Check out the latest edition of Francis, the comic strip, which features an appearance by the soon-to-be-canonized Pope John XXIII.
A Catholic priest who was once a top official in the Manchester diocese was sentenced to four years in a state prison Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to three felony charges for stealing tens of thousands of dollars from his diocese, a Catholic hospital and the estate of a dead priest.
Judge Diane Nicolosi of Hillsborough County Superior Court-North sentenced Msgr. Edward J. Arsenault to prison and ordered him to repay the $185,000 he stole and to pay restitution, for a total of about $300,000.
Commentary: It is a poignant coincidence that Popes John XXIII and John Paul II will be canonized on the eve of the international day of Holocaust remembrance.