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Danziger: That’s A Lot Of Hail Marys

Abandoned by advertisers shunning his sexual harassment cooties, Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly is on “vacation” — and Danziger sees him at the Vatican, seeking absolution for his sins. That’s a lot of Hail Marys.

April 17, 2017

Why More States Should (Finally) Ban the Death Penalty

There’s little evidence that the death penalty deters murder. That leaves the questionable value of retribution — that erasing the monster who committed a heinous crime will bring comfort to the victims’ loved ones.

October 3, 2016

Three Years On, Pope Leaves Catholic Conservatives Feeling Marginalized

Conservatives worry that behind the gentle facade lies a dangerous reformer who is diluting teachings on moral issues while focusing on social problems.

March 11, 2016

Vatican To Trump: It’s Not ‘Personal,’ It’s Religion

Vatican spokesman: “In no way was this a personal attack, nor an indication of how to vote.”

February 19, 2016

Late Night Roundup: The Donald Vs. The Pontiff

Colbert: Mr. Trump, Mr. Pope — I believe that’s his formal name — is it possible that you guys are fighting because you have so much in common?”

February 19, 2016

Endorse This: Does Jeb Bush Side With Trump Against The Pope?

Jeb’s response to political flare-up: The Pope should stay out of this.

February 18, 2016

It Has Come To This: Donald Trump Vs. The Pope

Donald Trump is aiming ever higher for his list of political enemies.

February 18, 2016

At Mexico-U.S. Border, Pope Decries Suffering Of Migrants

Francis: “We cannot deny the humanitarian crisis.”

February 18, 2016

Decrying Graft, Pope To Tour Poor, Violent Corners Of Mexico

Pope Francis will also head to the northern border to address the plight of migrants trying to reach the United States.

February 7, 2016

Pope, Russian Orthodox Patriarch To Hold Historic Meeting In Cuba

Meeting could be a landmark step toward healing the 1,000-year-old rift between the Western and Eastern branches of Christianity.

February 5, 2016

Pope Did Not Give Unconditional Support To Clerk In Gay Marriage Row: Vatican

The Vatican is backing away from the controversy, saying that Kim Davis was one of “several dozen” people that Pope Francis met — and he wasn’t the one who invited her.

October 2, 2015

Pope Secretly Met Kentucky Clerk Over Gay Marriage Licenses

Davis said knowing that the pope agreed with what she was doing “kind of validates everything.”

September 30, 2015

At U.N., Pope Attacks ‘Boundless Thirst’ For Wealth And Power

Pope Francis: “A selfish and boundless thirst for power and material prosperity leads both to the misuse of available natural resources and to the exclusion of the weak and disadvantaged.”

September 25, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Pope And Circumstance!

Stephen Colbert was excited for Pope Francis’ visit to New York, so much so that he invited the leader of the Catholic Church to appear on his show.

September 25, 2015

Pope Makes Opposites Attract For A Short Spell

Clearly, he is not in this thing just to be pope; he communicates moral conviction and urgency, especially on climate change and immigration. He is here to get things done.

September 25, 2015

Before Congress, Pope Urges U.S. To End Hostility To Immigrants

Bringing a message that America’s power and wealth should be used to serve humanity, the Argentine pontiff said the United States must not turn its back on “the stranger in our midst.”

September 24, 2015

Clergy Sex-Abuse Victims Rip Pope Francis For Remarks To Bishops

“In reality, the Roman Catholic Church in America has treated clergy sex-abuse victims as adversaries and enemies for decades.”

September 24, 2015

Pope Francis Set To Address Fractious U.S. Congress

Pope Francis to deliver a speech on Thursday to a Congress led by Republicans who have opposed issues of importance to the pontiff, including climate change and immigration.

September 24, 2015

Late Night Roundup: A Good Time For Ahmed

Larry Wilmore couldn’t help but ask the question: Wasn’t it kind of cool to get arrested?

September 24, 2015

At White House, Pope Focuses On Environment, Poverty And Migrants

In a speech on the White House South Lawn, the Argentine pontiff lauded President Barack Obama’s efforts to reduce air pollution.

September 23, 2015

Ann Coulter Goes Anti-Catholic For Pope Francis Visit

Just wait until Ann Coulter finds out that Christians are all worshipping a working-class Middle Easterner who didn’t even speak English.

September 23, 2015

Pope Francis Brings Message About Power And The Poor To U.S.

Pope Francis arrived on his first visit to the United States on Tuesday, bringing to Washington a message that its power and wealth should be used to serve humanity, and not the other way around.

September 22, 2015

Pope’s Trip Ties Cuba To U.S. With Message Of Reconciliation

Francis: “Like Mary, Mother of Charity, we want to be a Church which goes forth to build bridges, to break down walls, to sow seeds of reconciliation.”

September 22, 2015

GOP Congressman To ‘Boycott’ Pope Francis’ Speech

Congressman Paul Gosar of Arizona says he won’t be going — because the pontiff will reportedly be talking about climate change.

September 18, 2015

White House Prepares For Pomp, Politics Of Pope Francis Visit

The White House hopes he will bring attention to the need to curb climate change and fight inequality.

September 17, 2015