Some 1,200 Philadelphia residents and families have already signed up through Homestay.com, which organizers are using to connect willing host families with potential guests.
CATANIA, Italy (RNS) Stretched to the limits by the scores of refugees who arrive daily, Italian Catholics are trying to embody Pope Francis’ call to build “a church for the poor.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam says churches are “entirely focused” on abortion and same-sex marriage. The numbers tell a different story.
The treaty, not yet signed, makes clear the Holy See has switched its diplomatic relations from the Palestinian Liberation Organization to the state of Palestine.
NEW YORK (RNS) The Rev. Martin Schlag, an Austrian-born priest who teaches economics in Rome, reassured a group of Catholics, many from the world of business and finance, that Francis’ views on capitalism aren’t actually as bad as he feared.
He’s got the ear of Pope Francis in Rome, but Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley still has to get his hands dirty back home.
(RNS) Eve Tushnet created a stir with her book “Gay and Catholic: Accepting My Sexuality, Finding Community, Living My Faith.” We asked her why it is important to her to self-identify as a lesbian and whether she’s missing something about the uniqueness of erotic intimacy.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The two nuns offer a glimmer of hope for Middle Eastern Christians, beset by violence and recent targeting by militants from the Islamic State group.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) Raul Castro stopped in Rome to meet the pope to thank him for the Vatican’s mediation between the United States and Cuba.