WASHINGTON (RNS) As the first Jesuit pope, Francis is a game-changer for relations between the church and its largest religious order.
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“The Catholic University of America is proud to congratulate Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio on his election as Pope. … We pray that the Catholic Church will grow under his guidance in wisdom and Christ’s grace. And we hope to welcome him to our campus some day.” – John Garvey, president of Catholic University of America […]
Nearly two-thirds of American adults believe same-sex marriage will become legal, but inevitability does not necessarily equal approval.
(RNS) No one knows what name the next pope will pick. But choosing a new moniker is a decision that’s tied up in history, tradition and more than a little symbolic value.
One of the first acts of the new pope will be to chose a new name. Here’s a list of the most popular (and most unique) papal names to help him get started.
The U.S. is failing to pursue and prosecute clergy guilty of child sexual abuse, according to a recent United Nations committee report.
(RNS) The House Wednesday (Feb. 13) overwhelmingly passed a bill to allow places of worship to receive federal aid to repair their buildings damaged during Hurricane Sandy.
(RNS) Meet the 11 U.S. cardinals who will vote in next month’s conclave to elect a new pope, from the scandal-scarred Cardinal Roger Mahony to the conservative Vatican insider Cardinal Raymond Burke.