(RNS) Sister Donna Markham will be the first female chief of Catholic Charities USA in its 105-year history.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Romero’s sainthood cause languished amid lingering Vatican suspicion of Liberation Theology, which flourished under Romero and was suppressed by both Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI.
(RNS) Bishop Johan Bonny has been touted as a future leader of Belgium’s Catholic hierarchy, but will his controversial proposals hurt his prospects?
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Yazidis are a Kurdish-speaking people who follow an ancient religion blending elements of Zoroastrianism, Islam, Christianity and local folk beliefs.
(RNS) Many women will head to Mass this weekend and note that the priest, bishop and pope have something in common: They are all men, and the power they hold in institutional church structures hardly looks like marginalization.
(RNS) Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski sent a memo to all church employees reiterating that any expressions of support for gay marriage could cost them their jobs.
(RNS) Why aren’t more men entering the priesthood? A leading U.S. cardinal blames altar girls and a church that’s become “too feminized.”
(RNS) “A Supreme Court ruling might be the last word in legal terms,” Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore said, “but it is hardly the last word in cultural or spiritual terms.”
NEW YORK (RNS) Why are boldface names often buried from the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola? The top three reasons are the same responses you get to almost every question about New York: location, location, location.