(RNS) A new “Joke with the Pope” digital campaign encourages people to “donate” a joke to support one of three causes ahead of Pope Francis’ historic U.S. visit.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) A person who has confessed “with a sincere heart” and is repentant cannot be denied forgiveness, the pope said.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) Writing about religion isn’t all hope and inspiration, say winners of the Religion Newswriters Association’s annual journalism awards.
(RNS) Pope Francis’ pastoral approach has often been misinterpreted in the mainstream press as a hint of possible change in church policy.
PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) The school board of the all-girls St. Mary’s Academy voted unanimously late Wednesday to add sexual orientation to its equal employment opportunity policy.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Polish ex-nuncio — as Vatican ambassadors are called — had been due to stand trial on charges he paid for sex with children during his time in the Dominican Republic.
ROME (RNS) The German priest and theologian was a key figure in the Protestant Reformation; he was excommunicated in 1521.
(RNS) In a turnabout from recent years of tension with Rome, the Catholic sisters — led by Sister Simone Campbell — will go on the road to promote social justice themes that are also dear to the pontiff.
ROME (RNS) But security agencies protecting the pope on his upcoming U.S. trip know they can’t “put him in a bubble, and he doesn’t want to be in a bubble,” says Kenneth F. Hackett, U.S. ambassador to the Holy See.