“Does everyone rest their butt on the pew while kneeling?”
Some are calling the meeting a publicity stunt, which the Vatican strongly denies.
Because someone’s got to intercede on your behalf.
This week, we profile four women who are fighting for feminist change within their conservative religions: Orthodox Judaism, Mormonism, Catholicism, and Islam. Read that series and these other great stories from around BuzzFeed and the web.
Widely considered one of the architects of Catholic feminist theology, the 72-year-old nun and professor has often clashed with institutional leaders — including the future pope — in her fight for equality in the clergy.
The first publicly ordained Orthodox Jewish female rabbi; an attorney leading the campaign to ordain Mormon women; a nun whose career was threatened for daring to question the Virgin Mary as a symbol of subservience; a Muslim journalist whose organization is re-translating the Qur’an’s most controversial verse. Bringing change to institutions entrenched in centuries of tradition takes a very specific kind of fighting spirit.
“The church must oppose violence against gay persons and should strongly advocate for the decriminalization of homosexuality.”
The pontiff dropped the F-bomb in Italian.
“Let us give each other a spiritual hug.” The leader of the Catholic Church recorded a special message about Christian unity.
“Just because a person isn’t in favor of gay marriage doesn’t mean that one is homophobic — let’s be very clear on that.”
“We must be careful not to administer a vaccine against faith.”
Pope Francis announced Sunday that he would travel to Israel, the West Bank and Jordan on May 24-26.
The leader of the Catholic Church called a small community of nuns in Spain to wish them a happy new year.
This is basically Pope-ception.
Hundreds of students from Eastside Catholic High School gathered today in solidarity after their vice principal was forced to resign.
All your stereotypes are false, and here’s why.
Highlights from the new leader of the Catholic Church’s remarkable year.
“The Marxist ideology is wrong, but I have met many Marxists in my life who are good people, so I don’t feel offended.” Highlights from an Italian newspaper’s new interview with Pope Francis.
As a young student in Buenos Aires, the future pope worked in a bar to support himself.
The pope openly addressed the issue of sex abuse within the Catholic Church on Monday.
Archbishop Joseph Katz will lead the American Catholic church for the next three years.
Plus a burger made with the body and blood of Christ, the question of realism in the new sci-fi film “Gravity,” and a coloring book based on Salt-n-Pepa.
Pope Francis made headlines today by saying he disagreed with the Catholic Church’s past focus on social issues such as abortion and gay marriage. Here are the most illuminating quotes from the pope’s interview in America: The National Catholic Review.
Somewhere in the Vatican, Pope Francis is nodding his head to all of these right now.
WARNING: This post is not for religious people!
American Catholics are more likely to be female, non-college-educated, and accepting of premarital sex than most of the contenders for the papacy.
A nun has angered the Vatican with her writings on masturbation, gay relationships, and divorce. But some say that by attacking her work, the Church is alienating the faithful.
Beautiful juxtaposition. Even if you aren’t particularly religious, the commitment is commendable.
Turns out you can’t just stop going. As far as the church is concerned, a lapsed Catholic is as good as a good Catholic … unless you resign. Cynical C has uncovered proof of this fun little fact in the form of the following exchange between an ex-Catholic and her Bishop. (See the full exchange at Emptv.com.)
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