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Pope Francis Calls for the Catholic Church to Be More Welcoming Toward Divorcées, Gay People

While he stopped short of accepting same-sex unions and birth control, Francis suggested that pastors be “attentive” to groups historically shunned by the Church.<p>In a much-anticipated new document released from the Vatican, <b>Pope Francis</b> signaled his desire for the Catholic Church to be a more …

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Christians should apologise to gay people for discrimination: Pope Francis - Firstpost

<b>Rome</b>: Pope Francis has said Christians and the Roman Catholic Church should apologise to gay people and seek their forgiveness for the way they have …


Is Pope Francis Taking a Step to Help Women Become Priests?

<b>Pope Francis</b> has been heralded as “the most progressive pope ever,” and his recent remarks about paving a way for women priests illustrate why.<p>On Thursday, the pontiff attended the International Union of Superiors General, a meeting with 900 nuns, at the Vatican. There, one sister brought up how, …

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Yes, There Are Women Priests, and The Vatican Wishes There Weren’t

Pope John Paul II slammed the door, and Catholic conservatives say females can never be priests, but it may already be too late.<p>VATICAN CITY — In …

Vatican welcomes world’s only gay leader and his husband to meet the Pope

The gay Prime Minister of Luxembourg and his husband have been welcomed to the Vatican.<p>Xavier Bettel, who married his husband, Gauthier Destenay, in …


Cardinal Burke says he is "sympathetic" to marriage difficulties

Cardinal Raymond Burke says he is “sympathetic to the situation of people who are suffering, because of matrimonial difficulties,” in a new interview …

Married Priests And Female Deacons? What The Pope's Politics Look Like From Latin America

Verónica Giménez Béliveau, <i>University of Buenos Aires</i><p>Priests are Catholicism’s greatest figures: shepherds who manage the relationship with the divine. But their numbers have been dwindling worldwide since the 1930s.<p>In Argentina, the Church lost 23% of its priests and nuns from 1960 to 2013. France …

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How to Get 3 Awesome Night Portraits in Under 5 Minutes

Shutterbug photographer Jordan Matter shares five great tips on how to shoot stunning portraits at night with very little gear.<p><b>Video …