ROME — Prosecutors said three Vatican officials, including a high-ranking priest, formed “an organized criminal association” with the aim of “divulging documents concerning the fundamental interests of the Holy See and the State.”
(RNS) Pope Francis set traditionalist teeth on edge yet again by seeming to suggest that a Lutheran could receive communion in the Catholic Church after consulting her conscience.
(RNS) I moved to Boston the week Cardinal Bernard Law resigned. As I read those chilling Globe reports, I sensed that the darkness and an unusually cold winter were apt metaphors for the heartbreak and pain the scandal caused.
(RNS) The bishops’ new initiative resisting porn is likely to gain many unexpected allies, including many feminists.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The U.S. Embassy in Rome, identified St. Peter’s Basilica as a potential target for terrorists.
(RNS) Religious groups are pushing back against a wave of opposition toward Syrian refugees and are working to preserve the U.S. as a haven for them.
BALTIMORE (RNS) More than any other item on the agenda of the bishops’ annual meeting, the debate over the voter guide revealed deep divides among the bishops and provided a snapshot of the extent of the “Francis effect” on the U.S. hierarchy.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Emiliano Fittipaldi is accused of crimes against the Vatican City State and its security, part of a 2013 decree by Pope Francis intended to prevent documents from being leaked.