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Vatican to Uganda: 'Homosexuals Are Not Criminals'

Vatican to Uganda: 'Homosexuals Are Not Criminals'
A Vatican cardinal has criticized Uganda's anti-gay law and called for the repeal of its severe penalties. Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, said Tuesday that "homosexuals are not criminals" and shouldn't be sentenced for up to life in prison.
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Home Depot Head Threatens to Withdraw Donations to Catholic Church

Home Depot Head Threatens to Withdraw Donations to Catholic Church
Home Depot founder Ken Langone is apparently not happy with Pope Francis. According to Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the billionaire and his friends are "worried" about the recent talk of "poor people" and "inequality" coming from the Pope and are starting to doubt that they should still donate to the church.
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NJ Catholic Church Spending Big to Keep Abuse Victims Silent

NJ Catholic Church Spending Big to Keep Abuse Victims Silent
"Protect the child molesters" doesn't appear anywhere in the Bible that I know of, but the New Jersey Catholic Conference seems to be acting like it does, hiring the most expensive and powerful lobbying firm in Trenton, Princeton Public Affairs, to fight against a bill that would extend the statute of limitations for sexual abuse victims.
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Under the Influence: Most Americans Think Religion Is Losing Its Impact

Under the Influence: Most Americans Think Religion Is Losing Its Impact
Over three-quarters of Americans say religion is losing its influence on American life, while 20 percent say religion’s influence is increasing. These represent Americans’ most negative evaluations of the impact of religion since 1970, although similar to the views measured in recent years. What does it all mean though?
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Largest Share of the Catholic Population Lives in Latin America and the Caribbean

Largest Share of the Catholic Population Lives in Latin America and the Caribbean
According to Pew Research Center data on the distribution of the world's Catholic population, the largest share of the Catholic population (39 percent) lives in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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One Fairy Tale to Another

Finding the next Pope: How it really works...
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Catholics Polled: Sex Abuse and Pedophilia is Our Most Important Problem

Catholics Polled: Sex Abuse and Pedophilia is Our Most Important Problem
Asked to say in their own words what they think is the Catholic Church’s most important problem, 34 percent of U.S. Catholics mention sex abuse, pedophilia or some other reference to the scandal. No other problem garners more than 10 percent of responses.
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Nearly Half of US Catholics Want the Next Pope to 'Move the Church in New Directions'

Nearly Half of US Catholics Want the Next Pope to 'Move the Church in New Directions'
As the pontificate of Benedict XVI winds down, many American Catholics express a desire for change. For example, most U.S. Catholics say it would be good if the next pope allows priests to marry.
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Anti-Gay Cardinal Resigns Amid Accusations of 'Inappropriate' Acts with Priests

Anti-Gay Cardinal Resigns Amid Accusations of 'Inappropriate' Acts with Priests
Cardinal Keith O'Brien, Britain's highest-ranking Catholic leader, said Monday he wouldn't take part in the conclave to elect the next pope after being accused of improper conduct with priests — an unprecedented first head to roll in the mudslinging that has followed Pope Benedict XVI's decision to resign.
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What Does Pope Benedict’s Resignation Mean for LGBT People?

What Does Pope Benedict’s Resignation Mean for LGBT People?
The Roman Catholic Church hierarchy has long been an opponent to LGBT equality. Even before Pope Benedict came on the scene, the Vatican was employing the phrase "intrinsically disordered" to refer to LGBT people.
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