Pope Francis Arrived In Cuba Saturday
- Havana, Cuba -- Pope Francis on Sunday made what may be the strongest and most pointed call of his pontificate thus far for the Catholic church to abandon wealth and adopt a stance of poverty -- telling bishops, priests and religious here that God loves and wants a poor church. 'Wealth impoverishes': In Cuba, Francis begs for poor church
- Havana, Cuba -- Under image of Che Guevara, Francis says Christian service 'never ideological'
- Havana, Cuba -- In Cuba, Francis urges continued thaw in relations with US
- Havana, Cuba -- Cuban Catholics hope Francis helps overcome international, internal conflicts
Headlines from the world conference on women's ordination meeting in Philadelphia
- Priests offer support for women's ordination Priests explain their diverse journeys in support of women's ordination at WOW conference.
- Tina Beattie: 'Gender insights challenge priesthood theology' Sharp traditional distinctions between male and female that formed traditional Catholic theology over centuries have dissolved in recent times challenging church teachings.
- Theresa Kane's message to Pope Francis: eradicate scandal of gender inequality Sr. Kane says, "Pope Francis, listen to the women of our church and world who cry out in anguish."
- Read all the stories from the women's ordination conference
The U.S. Supreme Court emerged as a point of sharp contention during the Republican presidential debates Wednesday night, with Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. taking criticism for twice preserving the Obama administration's health care law. (This may be restricted content for some.)
U.S. To Increase Number of Refugees Admitted To 100,000 in 2017 Currently, the U.S. issues 70,000 refugee visas each year. The U.S. committed earlier this month to taking in at least 10,000 Syrian refugees over the coming year.
Ecumenical Catholic Church moves to St. Louis, installs new bishop New leader's name is Francis.
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