VATICAN CITY (RNS) Francis dedicated one third of his homily to love between man and woman, but also stressed that the church must be more welcoming, charitable, compassionate and merciful to all.
(RNS) The high-level summit of bishops from around the world that Francis convenes of Sunday will spend most of the month arguing about how, and whether, the Catholic Church can change — and the fate of his papacy may rest on the outcome.
The Vatican Charasma’s reflections on his personal life “merit respect” but his planned demonstration days before the Synod on the Family is set to begin was “grave and irresponsible.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Filial Appeal is one of a number of traditionalist groups holding meetings in Rome this week to voice their views. But for every such conference, another has organized by the opposite camp.
Are Christians being targeted? Maybe. But we can follow the beautiful example of our brothers and sisters in Christ in Charleston. When evil came knocking, forgiveness answered.
Weeks before elections in Myanmar, the complaint, filed Oct. 1 in Manhattan federal court, accuses Thein Sein and top officials of “hate crimes and discrimination amounting to genocide.”
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Marriage is all about love over loneliness, Francis says. And the church must be a bridge, not a roadblock.
The Vatican pushes back, hard.