Conservative U.S. Catholics Feel Left Out of the Pope’s Embrace - NYTimes.com
Conservative Catholics say Pope Francis’ recent comments about abortion and gay marriage are muddying doctrine to appeal to the broadest possible audience. (The New York Times)
Liberation theology finds new welcome in Pope Francis' Vatican
It’s a remarkable about-face for a movement that swelled in popularity but was later stamped out by the conservative pontificates of John Paul II and his longtime doctrinal czar, Benedict XVI. (RNS)
Palestinian Christians battle Israel barrier route
Palestinians in Beit Jala are hoping the new pope can succeed where others have failed — pressing Israel to drop plans to build a stretch of its West Bank separation barrier through their picturesque valley (Associated Press)
Pope Upholds Reprimand of Nuns’ Group
Pope Francis reaffirmed a plan to have three bishops supervise an overhaul of the nation’s largest umbrella group of American nuns.