(RNS) A coalition of religious leaders, led by mostly conservative Catholic, evangelical and Jewish activists, is calling on President Obama to sharply escalate military action against Islamic extremists in Iraq.
(RNS) The historical drama “Silence,” stars Andrew Garfield and Liam Neeson and begins shooting in Taiwan later this year. Based on Shusaku Endo’s 1980 novel of the same name, it’s a dark, true tale set in 17th-century Japan.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Even as Francis called on the international community to find “an efficient political solution that can stop these crimes” the Vatican also tried to make peace with the idea that U.S. military strikes were necessary and working.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The envoy is expected to deliver a personal message of solidarity and support from the pope as well as financial aid to those affected by the wave of violence.
(RNS) Upcoming trips to Asia highlight Pope Francis’ push to globalize and reform a Catholic Church that is still very much centered on what happens in Rome.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “In fact if a child becomes a product to buy, it is obvious that as with any acquisition it must meet with the buyer’s approval,” Italian feminist Lucetta Scaraffia wrote in the Vatican newspaper.
(RNS) Decades after the Catholic Church moved away from celebrating Mass in Latin, a throwback movement is growing, in many cases with young people leading the charge.
(RNS) A priest with a troubled past in Pennsylvania who resurfaced in Paraguay was “recommended by some cardinals with roles in the Vatican,” including Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who was elected as Pope Benedict XVI in 2005.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The move is likely to provoke fresh debate about Francis’ own political stance since he has been criticized by conservative American commentators for having a “Marxist” political perspective on international finance and capitalism.