Peter d'Errico
2/6/15

Just when we thought the Papacy might be ready to confront its historical role in dispossessing and dominating indigenous peoples around the world, Pope Francis decides to carry forward the process started by John Paul II to make a saint of the man who founded the...

Steven Newcomb
2/4/15

Quite a number of articles of late have asked whether it’s a good idea for Pope Francis to declare Franciscan priest Junipero Serra to be a Catholic saint. Most of the discussion has remained narrowly focused on Serra personally....

Steven Newcomb
1/17/15

On January 15, 2015, during a flight from Sri Lanka to Manila, Pope Francis declared to reporters: “In September, God willing, I will canonize Junipero Serra in the United States.” In other words, the pope intends to make Serra a Roman Catholic saint....

Steve Russell
1/16/15
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the Golden Globe Awards proved there is life after making rape jokes...
ICTMN Staff
12/28/14
Pope Francis has rocked both the religious and secular worlds this year by eschewing papal security, embracing the poor and reaching out to gay and lesbian people...
Steve Russell
10/24/14
Kuzya, one of three Siberian tigers released into the wild personally by Vladimir Putin, entered China by swimming the Amur River...
ICTMN Staff
9/9/14
A group of nuns is urging Pope Francis to rescind the Doctrine of Discovery, the set of 15-century papal bulls that gave tacit permission to seize lands and justify colonization of...
Steve Russell
8/28/14
The latest pedophile scandal involving the Roman Catholic Church raises a distressingly familiar question: is the Church fighting to end sexual abuse by its priests, or still tryin...
Steve Russell
1/31/14
The New York Times reports a study on Magellanic penguins, long in jeopardy from predation and starvation, now dying from climate change-induced hypothermia...

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