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Analysis: Pope's revolution; not all are pleased

The Francis Revolution is underway. Not everyone is pleased.Full story

Responses, many angry, flood Ohio St after remarks

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Outraged priests. Furious alumni. Offended Roman Catholics. All were among dozens of people who wrote angry letters and emails to Ohio State University earlier this year over remarks former President Gordon Gee made jabbing Catholics, Notre Dame and Southeastern Con... Full story

Pope and change? How Francis is building a more accessible Church

"There are a growing number of disenfranchised Catholics refreshed by what Pope Francis has to say," MSNBC's Thomas Roberts said. "Instead of the tightening grip we saw under Pope [Benedict XVI] we’re seeing the wide embrace from Pope Frances who’s willing to talk about things.” Full story

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  Pope Francis and the 'remarkable new face' of the Catholic Church

Top Talkers: In a statement made on Monday, July 29, 2013, Pope Francis stated he wouldn't judge gay priests. Francis' comments stand in direct contrast to the views of his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, who said gay men should not be priests. The Morning Joe panel discusses and NBC News' Anne Thom

  LGBT advocate: Pope’s comment 'opens door for conversation'

National Catholic Reporter Columnist Kate Childs Graham and Executive Director of New Ways Ministry Francis DeBernardo join Richard Lui to discuss comments made by Pope Francis on gay people in the Catholic Church and how his comments will impact American churches.

  Baton Rouge police enforce unconstitutional anti-sodomy law

Baton Rouge deputies drew fire for a series of sting operations in which undercover agents pretended to pick up gay men, only to arrest them for attempting to violate an anti-sodomy law, deemed unconstitutional more than a decade ago. The Advocate’s Matthew Breen joins MSNBC to discuss the issue.

  Pope of the people refocuses on Vatican’s agenda

The new Pope has so far kept his devotion to the poor his central focus. On his ongoing trip to Brazil, he made a point to visit one of Rio de Janeiro’s slum neighborhoods and has refused to protect himself, going without bullet-proof glass between him and Catholic believers. Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhod

  Could other cities follow in Detroit's footsteps?

Aisha Moodie-Mills from the Center for American Progress, LA Times political reporter Maeve Reston and Matt Welch, editor-in-chief of Reason magazine, talk with MSNBC’s Richard Lui about what’s next for Detroit, Pope Francis and President Obama.

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ATTENTION EDITORS - REUTERS PICTURE HIGHLIGHT TRANSMITTED BY 0520 GMT ON JULY 28, 2013BRA166Catholic faithful crowd the streets and Copacabana Beach as Pope Francis gives mass to those attending the World Youth Day, in Rio de Janeiro REUTERS/Sergio MoraesREUTERS NEWS PICTURES HAS NOW MADE IT

Catholic faithful pray while Pope Francis celebrates mass at Copacabana Beach on his sixth day in Rio de Janeiro
Catholic faithful pray while Pope Francis celebrates mass at Copacabana Beach on his sixth day in Rio de Janeiro

Catholic faithful pray while Pope Francis celebrates mass at Copacabana Beach on his sixth day in Rio de Janeiro July 27, 2013. Pope Francis told Catholic clergy on Saturday to leave their comfort zones and smug surroundings and reach out to serve the poor and needy. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino (BRAZIL

Catholic faithful pray as Pope Francis celebrates mass at Copacabana Beach on his sixth day in Rio de Janeiro
Catholic faithful pray as Pope Francis celebrates mass at Copacabana Beach on his sixth day in Rio de Janeiro

Catholic faithful pray as Pope Francis celebrates mass at Copacabana Beach on his sixth day in Rio de Janeiro July 27, 2013. Pope Francis told Catholic clergy on Saturday to leave their comfort zones and smug surroundings and reach out to serve the poor and needy. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino (BR

Catholic faithful crowd the streets and Copacabana Beach as Pope Francis gives mass to those attending the World Youth Day, in Rio de Janeiro
Catholic faithful crowd the streets and Copacabana Beach as Pope Francis gives mass to those attending the World Youth Day, in Rio de Janeiro

Catholic faithful crowd the streets and Copacabana Beach as Pope Francis gives mass to those attending the World Youth Day, in Rio de Janeiro, July 27, 2013. Pope Francis told Catholic clergy on Saturday to leave their comfort zones and smug surroundings and reach out to serve the poor and needy.