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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is likely to veto the anti-gay measure of a bill that would allow businesses to refuse service due to religious beliefs. Cathy Ruse, Family Research Council, and Josh Barro, MSNBC contributor, weigh in.
Monsignor Nunzio Scarano, now on trial for an alleged plot to smuggle 20 million euros, was charged with laundering millions through the Vatican bank.
Some Catholic theologians backed by activist Ralph Nader are criticizing billionaire Ken Langone for comments to CNBC about potential church fundraising problems.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports a group of Catholic theologians backed by Ralph Nader has penned a letter to Ken Langone criticizing him and asking his support for a hike in the minimum wage.
The pope had a good message on the poor but his attack on capitalism was hard to digest. You know who we need now? A Medieval Jewish rabbi.
Will the Pope's comments on capitalism and the "idolatry of money" hurt the church's drive to raise money for the restoration of St. Patrick's Cathedral? CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports roughly $100 million of the $180 million needed has been raised.
Worries are increasing that recent negative comments from Pope Francis about capitalism may hinder fundraising efforts for the renovation of New York City's St. Patrick's Cathedral, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Carbrera reports on whether recent comments from the Pope will make it harder for the Catholic Church to raise money from the wealthy.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan shares his views about the free markets after Pope Francis generated controversy over his comments about capitalism, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
Amid a $180 million renovation of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York sits down with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera to discuss Pope Francis's remarks about capitalism.
CNBC's Herb Greenberg, Simon Hobbs, Seema Mody and CNBC contributor Greg Ip discuss Pope Francis' criticism on capitalism and high salaries.
CNBC.com Managing Editor Allen Wastler reports Obamacare deadline news, Pope Francis, and gold are the hottest topics among CNBC.com readers.
Pope Francis was named Time Magazine's 2013 person of the year. Rev. Robert A. Sirico, Action Institute president and co-founder, and Naomi Schaefer Riley, "Till Faith Do Us Part" author, discuss concern for the media's embrace of the Pope.
Discussing Pope Francis' economic message, with NBC News' Anne Thompson, and Father Matthew Carnes of Georgetown University. Thompson applauds the Pope's consistence with his message of economic justice.
R.R. Reno, First Things editor, and Michael Matheson Miller, PovertyCure director, discuss Pope Francis' take on free market capitalism.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on the Vatican's release of the Pope's apostolic exhortation, his first major piece of writing since becoming Pontiff, where Pope Francis is very critical of the excesses of capitalism.
A Reuters study found that Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei controls a massive financial empire built from property seizures from ordinary Iranians.
Pope Francis plunged headlong on Thursday into some of the most divisive issues in Catholicism — speaking expansively about fighting abortion, contraception and gay marriage.
Pope Francis already has distinguished himself from his predecessor with a more down-to-earth style, and he is now delighting the faithful by spontaneously calling people, the NYT reports.
Does Pope Francis have faith in free markets? Matthew Schmalz, College of the Holy Cross professor, provides perspective. "He's a Pope, he's not an economist, so I don't think we'll be hearing policy pronouncements from him," he says.