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US & Canada

Blackmail or corruption? Catholics respond to the Vatican's 'gay lobby'

The international media reaction to Pope Francis' comment on a "gay lobby" differed depending on who told the tale.

US & Canada

Abortion in the US: Agreeing to agree

Providing contraception freely and universally will result in fewer unintended pregnancies, and fewer abortions.


Violence Against Women Act and the US Catholic bishops

Bishops are attacking a major social justice document that does not even threaten the values they are trying to uphold.


What kind of pope do Roman Catholics need?

Selection of the next Pope will factor in a host of complicated variables as wings of the Church compete for ascendancy.

US & Canada

Social justice for some? Understanding the US Catholic political bloc

Poverty rates for children of same-sex partners are "over twice" the poverty rates for children of "straight parents".