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Pope makes remarks regarding gay marriage and abortion, sparks criticism

Pope makes remarks regarding gay marriage and abortion, sparks criticism

Ty Gooch, Staff Writer

October 4, 2013

The recently elected Pope Francis may be more liberal than you think. With his recent comments on gay marriage and abortion, the pope faces heavy criticism from Catholics and other Christians alike. “We cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods,”...

Benedict resigns, Francis named pope in record time

Benedict resigns, Francis named pope in record time

Sydney Hawkins, Staff Writer

March 29, 2013

Following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Francis of Buenos Aires was elected by the cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church on March 13 in the shortest papal conclave in history. The 85-year-old Pope Benedict retired on Feb 28 after serving in his role as pope since 2005, succeeding Pope...

Irish government releases enslaved Magdalene women

Brittany Murdock, Staff Writer

February 22, 2013

For years, select women in Ireland have been banished by their government to workhouses — or laundries — operated by Catholic nuns. While living in the Magdalene Laundries, female residents endured grueling physical labor, inhumane working conditions and verbal abuse on a daily basis. Over 10,000...