(RNS) The big downtown church isn’t empty because church leaders failed or people were unappreciative. It’s empty because people are finding life elsewhere.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis isn’t keen on TV or the Internet and misses being able to pop out for pizza, telling the newspaper that “ordering one in the Vatican is not the same thing.”
About 85 percent of people polled in Ireland’s census in 2011 identified as Catholic. The church runs more than 90 percent of Ireland’s public schools.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The powerful Vatican finance minister has denied wrongdoing and said he’ll answer questions about his record in writing, not in person.
(RNS) Evangelicals in Nebraska and elsewhere are joining Catholics in re-evaluating their support for capital punishment.
LUCY, Tenn. (RNS) “Am I grateful for this?” says renowned spirituality author Phyllis Tickle, facing Stage IV lung cancer. “Not exactly. But I’m not unhappy about it. And that’s very difficult for people to understand.”
CASABLANCA (Reuters) Girls as young as eight are forced to go to camps where they are shown how to please a man in bed in order to prepare them for married life, activists said at an international conference on ending child marriage.
Josh Duggar apologized Thursday (May 21) and abruptly resigned his job at the Family Research Council in Washington, one of the leading conservative groups fighting abortion and gay marriage among other causes.
(RNS) This weekend marks the Christian holy day of Pentecost and the Jewish holy day Shavuot. Both involve “gifts,” but not the kind that come with bows. Let us ‘Splain …