Quote of the Day: Former Pope Benedict XVI

“The only condition for the validity of my resignation is the complete freedom of my decision. Speculations regarding its validity are simply absurd.” — Pope Benedict XVI, in an interview with La Stampa, one year after he formally resigned from the papacy.

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‘Miraculous Tales’ takes viewers through faith and lore

COLUMBIA, Mo. (RNS) The film, set in Ireland, lives up to its name. There are stories of folklore cures, a priest people flock to for prayers, a passionate preacher, and an old man who experiences his own miraculous moment.

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Quote of the Day: The editors of America magazine

“No one should be subject to a criminal penalty simply for being gay. If laws like these do not constitute the “unjust discrimination” against gay people that the church rightly denounces, then what possibly could?” — The editors of America magazine, a Jesuit publication, denouncing new laws in Nigeria and Uganda that impose stiff penalties […]

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