Pope Francis attends his first consistory at the St Peter's Basilica on February 22, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. 19 new cardinals have been created in a ceremony in the Vatican.

Pope Francis Calls for Worldwide Ban on Death Penalty During Year of Mercy

In an impassioned appeal Sunday, Pope Francis called for an “international consensus” for the abolition of capital punishment, arguing that the commandment “Thou shalt not kill” has absolute value and includes both the innocent and the guilty. After his weekly

Pope John Paul II holds a canonization ceremony May 16, 2004 in Vatican City. Pope John Paul II named six new saints in front of thousands of pilgrims from all around the world.

BBC Launches Sexy Smear Campaign Against Pope John Paul II

On Monday, the BBC aired a “documentary” called The Secret Letters of Pope John Paul II, suggesting a possible lack of propriety in the revered late pontiff’s friendships with women over the years, and especially with a married colleague, the

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‘Catholics May Vote for Bernie Sanders,’ Fordham Prof Argues

In a fascinating exercise in sophistry, Charles C. Camosy, associate professor of theological and social ethics at Jesuit-run Fordham University,makes the case that Catholics can in good conscience vote for a candidate who professes to be a socialist, advocates same-sex marriage, works against religious freedom and insists on women’s right to abortion.

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Don’t Expect Pope Francis to Condemn U.S. Capitalism

Everyone knows that Pope Francis is capitalism’s number one critic, and he has been waiting for his U.S. visit to scold Americans on the economy, right? Not so fast. The fact is, that Francis has never been an enemy of capitalism and actually believes the free market is a good thing, as long as it has “limits.”

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Media Misread Pope Francis as Softening on Abortion

On Tuesday, the Vatican released a letter from Pope Francis on the upcoming Jubilee Year of Mercy, in which the Pope gives all Catholic priests the power to grant absolution to women who repent of the sin of abortion.


Trump: ‘I Don’t Think the Pope Is Opposed to Capitalism’

When CNN reporter Chris Cuomo asked presidential candidate Donald Trump for his thoughts on Pope Francis Wednesday, Trump responded that he thought “he seems like a pretty good guy,” along with questioning whether the Pope was as anti-capitalist as some

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Hindu Nationalist Leader Blasts Mother Teresa of Calcutta

The head of the Indian Hindu nationalist group Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Mohan Bhagwat, took a swipe at the late Mother Teresa of Calcutta on Monday, claiming her motives for serving the poor were selfish and undermined her cause.


Brian Williams Questioned on Pope, Berlin Wall Stories

From CNN Money: As NBC’s fact-checking continues, two accounts from Williams’ younger days could also invite scrutiny. As a reporter for WCBS-TV in New York in 1989, Williams traveled to Berlin to cover the demolition of the Berlin Wall. The


Italy’s New President Declares War on the Mafia

In one of the most powerful inaugural addresses in Italian history, Italy’ new president Sergio Mattarella came out swinging Tuesday, promising a war on corruption and organized crime.