(RNS) Throughout the history of the church, apostles and bishops and theologians have often clashed, publicly and sometimes fiercely, to reach a conclusion on the very essentials of the faith.
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About David Gibson
David Gibson is an award-winning religion journalist, author and filmmaker. He writes for Religion News Service and until recently covered the religion beat for AOL’s Politics Daily. He blogs at Commonweal magazine, and has written two books on Catholic topics, the latest a biography of Pope Benedict XVI.
Jimmy Carter is 90! Was he our “most religious president”? Should Catholic girls play co-ed football? Should Gordon College allow gay sex? Is abortion a hanging offense?
(RNS) Public disagreements over whether the Roman Catholic Church can change its teachings on Communion for remarried Catholics are growing sharper on the eve of a major Vatican summit.
(RNS) Their absence at the Values Voter Summit could hurt the New Jersey governor and the brother of the former president with conservative Christians who are key to winning the GOP presidential primaries.
(RNS) Pressed to contrast his approach with that of Cardinal Francis George, incoming Archbishop Blase Cupich repeatedly said he would try to be himself. “Everyone brings their own gifts and talents and experiences,” Cupich said.
(RNS) The appointment of Bishop Blase Cupich, a prelate closely identified with the Catholic Church’s progressive wing, to succeed Cardinal Francis George could upend decades of conservative dominance of the American hierarchy.
Eighteen Catholic bishops from across the U.S. led a peace pilgrimage to the Holy Land, where they examined the devastation left by recent conflict in Gaza. They also wanted to deliver a message: Prayer is powerful; peace is possible.
Word is that the top US conservative in the Vatican is set for a fall 9with a soft landing), while Pope Francis invites the Chinese president to visit. Christian tattoos? Cat Stevens, a.k.a. Yusuf, is back, and so is Phil Robertson, oy vey.
NEW YORK (RNS) While a dozen Catholic saints are classified as Americans, New Jersey native Sister Miriam Teresa Demjanovich would be only the second saint born in the United States.