(RNS) The statement and final report seemed to represent a quiet and merciful end to what had been a noisy showdown between Rome and the nuns — and one the Vatican never seemed likely to win.
Author Archives: David Gibson
About David Gibson
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.
NEW YORK (RNS) Pope Francis hopes his upcoming encyclical on climate change will influence the next round of talks in Paris on global warming.
(RNS) Support from U.S. Catholic bishops and an alliance of mainline and evangelical leaders are more fodder for the White House as it wages a political battle for approval of a nuclear agreement with Iran.
ROME (RNS) Rejecting claims that Pope Francis is a theological lightweight, Cardinal Walter Kasper describes Francis as a theologian in his own right whose pastoral approach is setting Catholicism on a new course.
NEW YORK (RNS) A rabbi, a minister, an imam and a cardinal walked into … a radio studio for a serious discussion on religious tensions.
NEW YORK (RNS) Mayor Bill de Blasio says he supports churches renting space in public schools. Now a court decision will force him to show whether he really believes that.
(RNS) The Catholic Church has always taught that sin is sin, but few people see killing someone as equivalent to marrying a lifelong same-sex partner.
(RNS) Pope Francis will become the third pope to visit 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue when he meets with the president and first lady during his U.S. tour in September.
(RNS) Are there signs of a “Francis effect” among U.S. Catholics? Yes and no, but it’s still probably too early to tell.