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    Published: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

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  • Dez Bryant the best receiver in the league in ESPN's #NFLRank

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  • Former OU receiver Jalen Saunders traded from Saints to Patriots

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  • Flashback: Clinton pushed for more debates in 2008

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  • What do you think? Pope Francis alters rules on Catholics and abortions - CNN.com

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    This is the big religion story for the day. I'd love to find out what readers think about this. Email me your views at chinton@oklahoman.com -- Carla Hinton, Religin Editor  Pope Francis says priests can forgive women who've had abortions ">Pope Francis says priests can forgive women who've had abortions By Daniel Burke, CNN Religion EditorUpdated 11:47 AM ET, Tue September 1, 2015 34 photos: Pope FrancisPope Francis waves as he's driven through St. Peter's Square at the Vatican to lead his weekly general audience on August 26, 2015.Hide Caption 1 of 3434 photos: Pope FrancisPope Francis arrives for his visit with prisoners in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, on Friday, July 10. The Pope emphasized the plight of the poor during his eight-day tour of South America, which also included stops in Ecuador and Paraguay.Hide Caption 2 of 3434 photos: Pope FrancisBolivian President Evo Morales presents the Pope with a gift of a crucifix carved into a wooden hammer and sickle -- the Communist symbol uniting laborers and peasants -- in La Paz, Bolivia, on Wednesday, July 8.Hide Caption 3 of 3434 photos: Pope FrancisPope Francis greets a crowd of Italian Catholic boy scouts and girl guides at St. Peter's Square on Saturday, June 13.Hide Caption 4 of 3434 photos: Pope FrancisRussian President Vladimir Putin, left, meets Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday, June 10. The Pope gave Putin a medallion depicting the angel of peace, Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said. The Vatican called it "an invitation to build a world of solidarity and peace founded on justice." Lombardi said the pontiff and President talked for 50 minutes about the crisis in Ukraine and violence in Iraq and Syria.Hide Caption 5 of 3434 photos: Pope FrancisPope Francis meets with Cuban President Raul Castro at the Vatican on Sunday, May 10. Castro thanked the Pope for his role in brokering the rapprochement between Havana and Washington. Hide Caption 6 of 3434 photos: Pope FrancisPope Francis prays face down on the floor of St. Peter's Basilica during Good Friday celebrations at the Vatican on Friday, April 3.Hide Caption 7 of 3434 photos: Pope FrancisPope Francis touches a child's face as he arrives for a meeting in the Vatican on Friday, March 6.Hide Caption 8 of 3434 photos: Pope FrancisHindu priest Kurakkal SivaSri T. Mahadeva presents a shawl to Pope Francis in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Tuesday, January 13.Hide Caption 9 of 3434 photos: Pope FrancisThe Pope attends Christmas Eve Mass at St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.Hide Caption 10 of 3434 photos: Pope FrancisPope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I address the faithful in Istanbul on Sunday, November 30.Hide Caption 11 of 3434 photos: Pope FrancisPope Francis speaks during the feast-day Mass while on a one-day trip to the Calabrian region of Italy in June 2014. The Pope spoke out against the Mafia's "adoration of evil and contempt for the common good," and declared that "mafiosi are excommunicated, not in communion with God."Hide Caption 12 of 3434 photos: Pope FrancisPope Francis prays next to a rabbi at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City in May 2014. The Pope went on a three-day trip to the Holy Land, and he was accompanied by Jewish and Muslim leaders from his home country of Argentina.Hide Caption 13 of 3434 photos: Pope FrancisThe Pope meets faithfuls as he visits the San Gregorio Parish in Rome in April 2014.Hide Caption 14 of 3434 photos: Pope FrancisQueen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, have an audience with the Pope during their one-day visit to Rome in April 2014.Hide Caption 15 of 3434 photos: Pope FrancisFrancis speaks with U.S. President Barack Obama, who visited the Vatican in March 2014.Hide Caption 16 of 3434 photos: Pope FrancisThe Pope blesses the altar at Rome's Santa Sabina church as he celebrates Mass on Ash Wednesday in March 2014.Hide Caption 17 of 3434 photos: Pope FrancisDaniele De Sanctis, a 19-month-old child dressed up as a pope, is handed to Francis as the pontiff is driven through the crowd in St. Peter's Square in February 2014.Hide Caption 18 of 3434 photos: Pope FrancisWind blows the papal skullcap off Pope Francis' head in February 2014.Hide Caption 19 of 3434 photos: Pope FrancisA lamb is placed around Francis' neck in January 2014 as he visits a living nativity scene staged at a church on the outskirts of Rome.Hide Caption 20 of 3434 photos: Pope FrancisPope Francis meets with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in the Vatican in December 2013. Benedict surprised the world by resigning "because of advanced age." It was the first time a pope has stepped down in nearly 600 years.Hide Caption 21 of 3434 photos: Pope FrancisPope Francis marked his 77th birthday in December 2013 by hosting homeless men to a Mass and a meal at the Vatican. One of the men brought his dog. Hide Caption 22 of 3434 photos: Pope FrancisPope Francis embraced Vinicio Riva, a disfigured man who suffers from a non-infectious genetic disease, during a public audience at the Vatican in November 2013. Riva then buried his head in the Pope's chest.Hide Caption 23 of 3434 photos: Pope FrancisPope Francis jokes in November 2013 with members of the Rainbow Association, which uses clown therapy in hospitals, nursing homes and orphanages.Hide Caption 24 of 3434 photos: Pope FrancisA young boy hugs Francis as he delivers a speech in St. Peter's Square in October 2013. The boy, part of a group of children sitting around the stage, played around the Pope as the Pope continued his speech and occasionally patted the boy's head. Hide Caption 25 of 3434 photos: Pope FrancisFrancis has eschewed fancy cars. Here, Father Don Renzo Zocca, second from right, offers his white Renault 4L to the Pope during a meeting at the Vatican in September 2013.Hide Caption 26 of 3434 photos: Pope FrancisFrancis has his picture taken inside St. Peter's Basilica with youths who came to Rome for a pilgrimage in August 2013.Hide Caption 27 of 3434 photos: Pope FrancisDuring an impromptu news conference in July 2013, while on a plane from Brazil to Rome, the Pope said about gay priests, "Who am I to judge?" Many saw the move as the opening of a more tolerant era in the Catholic Church.Hide Caption 28 of 3434 photos: Pope FrancisCrowds swarm the Pope as he makes his way through World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro in July 2013. According to the Vatican, 1 million people turned out to see the Pope. Hide Caption 29 of 3434 photos: Pope FrancisFrancis frees a dove in May 2013 during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square.Hide Caption 30 of 3434 photos: Pope FrancisFrancis embraces a young boy with cerebral palsy in March 2013 -- a gesture that many took as a heartwarming token of the Pope's self-stated desire to "be close to the people."Hide Caption 31 of 3434 photos: Pope FrancisThe Pope washes the feet of juvenile offenders, including Muslim women, as part of Holy Thursday rituals in March 2013. The act commemorates Jesus' washing of the Apostles' feet during the Last Supper. Hide Caption 32 of 3434 photos: Pope FrancisFrancis stands at the reception desk of the Domus Internationalis Paulus VI residence, where he paid the bill for his stay during the conclave that would elect him leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.Hide Caption 33 of 3434 photos: Pope FrancisFrancis, formerly known as Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, was elected the Roman Catholic Church's 266th Pope in March 2013. The first pontiff from Latin America was also the first to take the name Francis.Hide Caption 34 of 34/* jshint browser: true, node: false *//* globals jQuery, CNN */'use strict';jQuery(document).ready(function () {var galleryAdSlide = new CNN.AdSlide('el__gallery', false, CNN.contentModel.singletonFile);});Story highlightsThe permission of a bishop is no longer needed to avoid excommunicationThe policy change applies only in the Catholic Church's mercy year, from December 8 of this year to November 20, 2016The Pope has not changed church view that abortion is "a moral evil" (CNN)Pope Francis rocked the Catholic world -- again -- on Tuesday by announcing that contrite women who have had an abortion can seek forgiveness from priests during the church's upcoming "Year of Mercy."Traditionally, people involved in the procurement of abortion, condemned as a grave sin by the church, are considered automatically excommunicated, and only a bishop can lift the ban. Under the new, temporary policy, Francis is essentially suspending bishops' power to prohibit priests from offering forgiveness. The pontiff's announcement comes just weeks before he is scheduled to visit the United States, and lands amid a fierce debate over the funding and morality of Planned Parenthood, one of the nation's largest providers of abortion. Vatican officials say Francis will likely try to transcend the culture wars when he visits Washington, New York and Philadelphia later this month, but his church here remains bitterly divided over the morality of abortion. According to a new poll conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute, 51% of American Catholics believe abortion should be legal in all cases, while 45% say it should be illegal in all cases. In the hours after Francis' announcement, Catholics on both sides of the debate were seeking to spin the popular pontiff's remarks. The Pope's new policy, which does not change church doctrine, technically applies only to Year of Mercy, a centuries-old Catholic practice during which believers may receive special indulgences for their sins. "The tragedy of abortion is experienced by some with a superficial awareness, as if not realizing the extreme harm that such an act entails," Francis said in a statement Tuesday. "Many others, on the other hand, although experiencing this moment as a defeat, believe that they have no other option.""I think in particular of all the women who have resorted to abortion," the Pope continued. "I am well aware of the pressure that has led them to this decision."The church's mercy year begins on December 8 and runs through November 20, 2016. Vatican officials say it is possible the pontiff will allow the abortion policy to continue in perpetuity. The move showcases a new phase in Francis' papacy, which began in March of 2013. During the first two years, he changed the church's tone by welcoming people on the margins, including gays and lesbians, divorced Catholics, the elderly, the poor and the sick. This summer, for example, Francis said the church should take special care to embrace divorced Catholics. "No closed doors!" he told a crowd gathered for his weekly audience in Rome in August. Encouraging mercyWith the new abortion policy, Francis seems to be signaling a "third way" to govern the church. He's moving beyond rhetoric, but not quite changing long-standing church practices. Instead, he's encouraging the clergy to be more merciful, and at times more flexible in the enforcement of those practices. This year, when the church holds a large meeting on challenges to modern families, the pontiff may seek to take a similar approach to divorced and remarried Catholics. Church leaders in United States say many American bishops already allow priests to forgive abortions during the sacrament of of penance. "What's new is that Pope Francis, at least for the Year of Mercy, is universalizing this permission," said the Rev. James Martin, a Jesuit priest and editor-at-large at America magazine in New York. "Just as notable is his pastoral, compassionate and understanding tone towards women who have had abortions."For many years, Francis -- the first Pope from Latin America -- was an archbishop in Buenos Aires, a city with a large population of poor Catholics. In his statement Tuesday, the pontiff said that he has met "so many women" who are scarred by the "agonizing and painful" decision to have an abortion."The forgiveness of God cannot be denied to one who has repented," the Pope said. August: Pope says Church should embrace divorced peopleAbortion remains a grave matter 8 photos: The quotable Pope: Some of his more surprising sayings8 photos: The quotable Pope: Some of his more surprising sayingsHide Caption 1 of 88 photos: The quotable Pope: Some of his more surprising sayingsHide Caption 2 of 88 photos: The quotable Pope: Some of his more surprising sayingsHide Caption 3 of 88 photos: The quotable Pope: Some of his more surprising sayingsHide Caption 4 of 88 photos: The quotable Pope: Some of his more surprising sayingsHide Caption 5 of 88 photos: The quotable Pope: Some of his more surprising sayingsHide Caption 6 of 88 photos: The quotable Pope: Some of his more surprising sayingsHide Caption 7 of 88 photos: The quotable Pope: Some of his more surprising sayingsHide Caption 8 of 8/* jshint browser: true, node: false *//* globals jQuery, CNN */'use strict';jQuery(document).ready(function () {var galleryAdSlide = new CNN.AdSlide('el__gallery', false, CNN.contentModel.singletonFile);});"It's another signal that the Pope wants a church of encounter that journeys with people," said John Gehring, Catholic program director at Faith in Public Life. "He recognizes the church is anchored in the Gospel when mercy trumps finger-wagging judgment."Pope Francis' decree does not change Catholic Church teachings about the gravity of the sin of abortion, which Church law calls a "moral evil."One family's 13,000-mile road trip to see the PopeFollow @faithcnn !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs');Pope FrancisIn major change, Pope alters rules for women who've had abortionsPope says Church should embrace divorced peoplePope says families need a miracle, hints at 'scandalous' changes for the church 3 ways Pope Francis is shaking up the churchThe Pope's 10 commandments on climate changePope confers sainthood on two PalestiniansMore from EuropeMigrants protest at Hungary train station as entry is barredViolence outside Ukrainian parliament after voteDmitry Medvedev Fast FactsMore from Daniel BurkePope likely to alter economic message in the U.S., Vatican adviser says Pope says his economic message isn't class warfare, it's church doctrinevar CNN = CNN || {};CNN.contentModel = { layout: "right-rail-tall" , sectionName: "europe" , pageType: "article" , env: "prod" , type: "page" , analytics: {"pageTop":{"type":"gallery"},"headline":"Pope Francis says priests can forgive women who've had abortions ","author":"By Daniel Burke, CNN Religion Editor","showName":"","isArticleVideoCollection":false,"publishDate":"2015-09-01T15:47:36Z","pageBranding":"default","partner":"","cap_genre":"General News","cap_mediaType":"Text","cap_topics":"9CR, 205, 210, 20X, WN, 4HR, 91G, 85R, 849, 5F8, 8N8, 55G, GG9, 1014, 101C, 85P, 84M, D7V","branding_content_page":"default","branding_content_zone":["default"],"branding_content_container":["default"],"branding_content_card":[""]} , edition: "domestic" , title: "Pope Francis says priests can forgive women who've had abortions " , companion: {"enabled":false,"layoutType":"none","layoutStates":{},"ids":{}} , siblings: {"articleList":[{"uri":"/2015/09/01/europe/europe-migrant-crisis/index.html","headline":"Migrants protest as Hungary shuts station","thumbnail":"http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/150901143136-budapest-migrant-protest-fists-small-11.jpg","duration":"","description":"Angry migrants were prevented from boarding trains that would take them to Western Europe","layout":""},{"uri":"/videos/world/2015/08/31/migrants-train-germany-damon-lok.cnn","headline":"Destination Germany: What greets them","thumbnail":"http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/150831160337-migrant-train-from-budapest-small-11.jpg","duration":"01:44","description":"CNN's Arwa Damon reports from Budapest where migrants from Syria and Iraq continue their journey their seemingly endless journey for a better life in Europe.","layout":"","iconType":"video"},{"uri":"/2015/08/30/europe/migrant-crisis/index.html","headline":"Migrant truck deaths: Fifth arrest","thumbnail":"http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/150828152105-migrant-truck-investigation-small-11.jpg","duration":"","description":"","layout":""},{"uri":"/2015/09/01/europe/pope-francis-abortion/index.html","headline":"Pope's major change for women","thumbnail":"http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/150812121345-pope-francis-climate-small-11.jpg","duration":"","description":"Pope Francis has made a major change in the way the Catholic Church treats women who have had an abortion, dropping the requirement that they have a bishop's permission to lift the ban of their excommunication.","layout":""},{"uri":"/2015/08/31/politics/u-s-deploys-predator-drones-latvia/index.html","headline":"U.S. deploys Predator drones to Latvia","thumbnail":"","duration":"","description":"The U.S. deployed MQ-1 Predator drones to Latvia for the first time this weekend, the Pentagon announced Monday. 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