(RNS) “The prosperity gospel seems to be fundamentally opposed to the message that Francis has been spreading. But he has shown that he’s willing to meet with just about anyone,” said Michael Peppard, a professor of theology at Fordham University.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The bank said the slump was due to extraordinary expenses, losses related to externally managed investment funds and fluctuations in the price of gold.
ROME (RNS) Catholic bishops condemned the detour of the traditional procession, which carried a statue of the Madonna past the house of 82-year-old Peppe Mazzagatti, a Mafia boss under house arrest.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Asked why Pope Francis’ first meeting with abuse victims included no Americans, even though the U.S. scandal prompted worldwide attention, the Vatican’s chief spokesman said it was “not such an easy thing to organize an event like this.”
RADNOR, Pa. (RNS) Newly minted Catholic priests often find themselves running a parish just two or three years after ordination. A new summer course aims to give them the business skills to make it work.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis is sending a cardinal and a bishop to Paraguay to investigate the activities of a priest previously accused of sex abuse in Pennsylvania, the Rev. Carlos Urrutigoity.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, 65, is the highest-ranking church official to be found guilty of sex abuse and has two months to appeal his sentence before facing criminal proceedings at the Vatican.
ROME (RNS) Now that the pope has signaled he wants to challenge Italy’s organized crime groups, an Italian archbishop is suggesting a 10-year moratorium on naming godfathers at baptisms.
(RNS) A Minnesota prelate, who had been one of the Catholic hierarchy’s most vocal opponents of gay rights, now finds himself under investigation for allegations he had a series of sexual relationships with priests, seminarians and other men.