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A tribute to the late Father Andrew Greeley

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“It is not surprising,” wrote the editors of U.S. Catholic in the intro to their April 1984 interview with Father Andrew Greeley, that he “is often heard to quote the line from Hilaire Belloc, ‘When I am dead, I hope it may be said, “His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.” ’ ”

Father Greeley died early Thursday morning at his home in Chicago.


Advising Pope Francis on the challenges ahead

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Ear to the ground: Will Pope Francis listen to voices calling for change in the church?

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Will Pope Francis listen to voices calling for change in the church?

Media coverage of the election of Pope Francis has returned over and over to his humility and simplicity, noting a bit obsessively his choice of regular black shoes over Pope Benedict’s red ones. Left for now is another, more serious question about Pope Francis’ new direction: When the honeymoon is over, how will he approach the difficult issues facing the church, especially Catholics who advocate change?


Restore credibility on sex abuse

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With the church at a crossroads, Catholics look to Pope Francis for guidance. Nicholas Cafardi offers guidance on cleaning up the church’s act on sex abuse.

An inside look at Pope Francis

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Claretian Father Gustavo Larrazábal, an old friend of Pope Francis, talks about the pope's past in Argentina and what it means for the future of the church.

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On the record: A time line of Benedict XVI's papacy

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Cardinals' Catch-22: eager for conclave, but need time to choose well

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VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Cardinal-electors are caught in a Catch-22. They are eager to give the world a new pope; however, they need time to pick the right leader, said South Africa's cardinal.

"There might be a need for a long delay" as the cardinals try to gauge how much they do or don't know enough about each other, Cardinal Wilfrid Napier told Catholic News Service March 1, the first day of the "sede vacante."

No church leader wants to be away from his diocese for too long, he said, and no one wants to miss Easter, March 31.


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What women theologians have done for the church

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Catholics can thank women theologians for 70 years of building up the church.

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