(RNS) The pope insisted on lunch, which will be prepared by the prisoners, some of whom will come from two other detention centers.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) The Catholic cardinal’s comments appeared directed against hardline Hindu nationalists who have stirred up animosity against India’s Christian and Muslim minorities while successfully lobbying for tougher laws against killing cows.
(RNS) Now that the largest group of Presbyterians has approved same-sex marriage, attention turns to the Methodists, the largest mainline denomination in the U.S. that still prohibits it.
ST. LOUIS (RNS) Catholic bishops did not conclusively rule out the possibility that the visions were supernatural, but said only that there was insufficient evidence.
BOGOTA (Reuters) Predominantly Catholic Chile’s new bill would permit abortion when a mother’s life is at risk, when a fetus would not survive the pregnancy or in the case of rape.
(RNS) Clearly, say those familiar with the pope’s thinking, he is enjoying himself and is willing to go on as long as God sees fit.
NEW YORK (RNS) The New York parade marches down Fifth Avenue on Tuesday (March 17), the saint’s feast day, and Cardinal Timothy Dolan is facing renewed calls from conservative Catholics to step down as grand marshal.
ST. LOUIS (RNS) The master’s program in health care mission at Aquinas Institute of Theology aims to help lay leaders honor Roman Catholic traditions, training them in the history and ethics behind Catholic-based healing.
ROME (Reuters) “How dare you refer to my beautiful children as ‘synthetic.’ And shame on you for wagging your judgmental little fingers at IVF … I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again.”