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Cardinal Baum, longest serving US cardinal, witnessed and made history

Cardinal William Baum, the archbishop of Washington from 1973 to 1980, died Thursday at the age of 88 after a long illness. He was a cardinal for 39 years -- the longest such tenure in U.S. church history.

Baum witnessed history from the Second Vatican Council through the election of the first Latin American pope, and he made history himself.

Jimmy Carter: Jesus would approve of gay marriage

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Former President Jimmy Carter said in an interview that he thinks Jesus would approve of gay marriage.

"I think Jesus would encourage any love affair if it was honest and sincere and was not damaging to anyone else, and I don't see that gay marriage damages anyone else," Carter said in a HuffPost Live interview with Marc Lamont Hill published Tuesday.

"I believe Jesus would approve gay marriage," he said. "That's just my own personal opinion."

Censured priest, Carter support CTA

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About 1,000 progressive Catholics gathered here to discuss Catholic church reform at Call to Action's 2014 national conference, and a popular speaker was Irish Redemptorist Fr. Tony Flannery.

Flannery drew such a large crowd for his Nov. 8 morning presentation that it had to be moved to a bigger space. CTA's conference, which ran Nov. 7-9, was the 11th spot on Flannery's 18-stop U.S. tour, sponsored by 12 Catholic reform movements.

Jimmy Carter on 'Interfaith Voices'

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Recently, I had the privilege of interviewing former President Jimmy Carter on "Interfaith Voices" about his new book on women: A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power.

During the interview, I asked him about his view of Pope Francis and if he would be willing to dialogue with him on the question of women's rights, including the possibility of ordaining women as priests in the Roman Catholic church.  He is more than willing.

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