(RNS) The remarks by Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga are a sign that Catholic leaders in Latin America are worried that fetal abnormalities caused by the virus will be used as leverage to ease the region’s generally strict abortion laws.
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David Gibson is a national reporter for RNS and an award-winning religion journalist, author and filmmaker. He has written several books on Catholic topics. His latest book is on biblical artifacts: "Finding Jesus: Faith. Fact. Forgery," which was also the basis of a popular CNN series.
(RNS) “The greater their power and wealth, the more this blindness and deception can grow,” the pontiff writes in his Lenten message for the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The change is likely to inflame debates over whether broadening the Holy Thursday service will send mixed signals about the all-male priesthood.
(RNS) His cause had been vocally championed by U.S. Christians, but recent revelations by Abedini’s wife that he had abused her for years may complicate his homecoming.
(RNS) The reform-minded pontiff is using an old-fashioned practice with a shady past to promote his focus on mercy. Not everyone thinks that’s a good idea.
(RNS) The founder of the online giant has done remarkable things, but showing him as Lord Vishnu — and in an article about the “conquest” of India — was too much for some Hindus.
(RNS) So where was Bowie on the religious spectrum? Apparently everywhere, just as he was on the aesthetic spectrum.
(RNS) Benedict’s older brother, Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, directed the famous choir when most of the abuse allegedly occurred.
(RNS) Bishop Kevin Farrell offers a blistering critique of what he describes as congressional kowtowing to the gun lobby.