CANTERBURY, England (RNS) “In some respects I feel very calm,” said Kieran Conry. “It is liberating. It is a relief.” But it may not be the end of the matter for the former Roman Catholic leader.
(RNS) It takes a lot of workers to fuel North Dakota’s oil boom — and the hard-working, lonely and boring lifestyle foments all manner of sins and vices. Evangelists say it’s prime territory for spreading the message of Jesus.
(RNS) Robert Schuller’s Hour of Power ministry surrendered the landmark 1981 Philip Johnson building last year after filing for bankruptcy.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican said that the pope had taken the “onerous decision” to replace the bishop for “serious pastoral reasons.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis has made a habit of personally answering letters sent to him from around the world — but not from a group of two dozen Italian women who say they are married to or involved with Catholic priests.
ROME (RNS) The two artists said there was no way they would depict the Prophet Muhammad out of their great respect for Islam, but stressed they did not intend to offend any religion.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) A bishop from the Dominican Republic was recently reported saying he was shocked to see former Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski walking freely on the streets of central Rome.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI made reconciliation with traditionalist Catholics a top priority, but was roundly criticized when one of the rehabilitated bishops turned out to be a vocal Holocaust denier.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) A bitter clash emerged among cardinals over the church’s approach to marriage, divorce and remarriage, with Pope Francis favoring a way to make it easier for Catholics to seek annulments.