(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.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “He said first it was your turn and now it is our turn. In other words, first Jews suffered savage attacks that were met with the world’s silence and now it is Christians who are being annihilated and the world is silent.”
(RNS) The culture of silence that kept me in an abusive marriage continues to haunt churches in America and across the world.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) In a new book to be released days before the world’s Catholic bishops gather at the Vatican, hard-liners are challenging moves to moderate church doctrine on marriage and offer Communion to divorced Catholics who remarry.
(RNS) The Rev. Bruce Shipman, an Episcopal chaplain at Yale, resigned last week after he wrote a controversial New York Times letter.
BERKELEY, Calif. (RNS) “We are starting to see a significant disconnect between what the church is telling people to believe about same-sex marriage and homosexuality and what people actually believe and accept,” said LGBT activist John Gustav-Wrathall. “I think the Internet has a lot to do with that.”
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.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Lombardi said Francis would use the same open-topped vehicle he uses to greet crowds in St. Peter’s Square when he travels to the Albanian capital, Tirana.