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Pope Francis Asks Forgiveness for Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal
Originally Posted: 04/11/2014 - 3:05pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis on Friday asked forgiveness “for the damage” that abusive priests have inflicted on children and pledged that the Catholic Church “will not take one step backward” in efforts to address the crisis ...

WATCH: Fox News' 'Preferential Option for the Rich'
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 12:33pm | Type: Press

March 21, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

The First Year of the Pope’s Revolution
Originally Posted: 03/14/2014 - 9:00am | Type: Blog

As I reflect on Pope Francis' first year, and have reporters asking for a sound-bite — here’s the thing I find most noteworthy. A year ago yesterday — March 13, 2013 — Pope ...

Pope Francis' Message For Washington
Originally Posted: 02/04/2014 - 3:48pm | Type: Press

January 7, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Pope Francis' Message for Washington
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 1:05pm | Type: Blog

As an evangelical whose work has focused on the intersection of faith and public life, let me offer two additional reflections that will render Pope Francis more understandable to our public life. ...

Without Exception
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 9:30am | Type: Blog

After many years of living in solidarity with my people, studying the scriptures, and looking closely at the model of Jesus, I can wholeheartedly agree that, as a rule, "God does not reveal himself in str ...

'A Disaster For The Catholic Church': Other Views
Originally Posted: 12/31/2013 - 11:30am | Type: Press

December 23, 2013 Sojo in the News USA Today ...

The Pope's Criticisms Hit Where It Hurts
Originally Posted: 12/31/2013 - 10:31am | Type: Press

December 21, 2013 Sojo in the News Letter to the Editor ...

Pope Francis 'Reminds Us Of Christ' Says US Evangelical
Originally Posted: 12/31/2013 - 10:28am | Type: Press

December 20, 2013 Sojo in the News Ekklesia ...

Why This Protestant Loves Pope Francis
Originally Posted: 11/14/2013 - 12:55pm | Type: Blog

I appreciate Benedict for writing beautiful words on love, but I love Pope Francis because he’s publicly living those words. When Pope Benedict XVI retired in February, I wrote an ...

A New Hope: Pope Francis and Reform of Papacy
Originally Posted: 11/13/2013 - 2:48pm | Type: Blog

For the first time in a while, I'm feeling optimistic about the direction of the Catholic church's hierarchy in general and about the office of the papacy in particular. ...

3 Ways the Vatican Could Allow Divorced Catholics Back to Communion
Originally Posted: 11/01/2013 - 10:24am | Type: Blog

While the first months of Pope Francis’ pontificate have been marked by his attention to the poor and his “Who am I to judge” attitude on homosexuality, his pledge to tackle the ban on Communion for divorced a ...

When Catholic Schools Fire Gay Teachers, Laity Push Back
Originally Posted: 10/07/2013 - 10:55am | Type: Blog

A recent spate of sackings at Catholic institutions — about eight in the past two years — is wrenching for dioceses and Catholic schools, where some deem these decisions required and righteous, and others see ...

Pope Francis: A Selected Overview Of Recent Conversations
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 1:33pm | Type: Press

October 3, 2013 Sojo in the News Examiner.com ...

Pope Francis: We Need You in Washington, D.C.
Originally Posted: 09/26/2013 - 1:54pm | Type: Blog

How do our politicians learn what their public service role ought to look like? They could listen to Pope Francis: “…. every man, every woman who has to take up the service of government, must ask themselves t ...

The Pope We've Been Waiting For?
Originally Posted: 07/10/2013 - 10:58am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger To have the "poor one" at the center of the Catholic faith is right and just. I W ...