(RNS) So is a schism, with its echoes of medieval debates and heretics burning at the stake, a realistic possibility? And can an independent Catholic church be successful in the modern world?
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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.
NEW YORK, N.Y. (RNS) The downsizing in New York is not unique: Dioceses across the Northeast and Midwest that were once the cradle of U.S. Catholicism are facing declining donations and participation in church life.
(RNS) A reworked version of purgatory is something that has intrigued some Protestants, and it seems to have won over more than a few.
Can you dress as a “Mermonk” for Halloween? Can you even celebrate it? Pope Francis: bad Christians create good atheists. What an ‘American Jihad’ looks like …
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Francis also took aim at practices that have been hotly debated in the U.S, such as the so-called “extraordinary rendition” of terror suspects to other countries.
Pope Francis appears headed to the Big Apple. The late Ben Bradlee on where he thinks he’s headed now. Will Chicago’s new archbishop ditch the mansion?
NEW YORK (RNS) “I was very disturbed by what happened” at the Vatican’s family synod, Archbishop Charles Chaput said. “I think confusion is of the devil, and I think the public image that came across was one of confusion.”
(RNS) Pope Francis’ Synod on the Family was more of an opening act than the final word on homosexuality, divorce and other methods of “living in sin.”