HOUSTON (RNS) Subpoenas issued by the mayor and the City Council of Houston attack two of the freedoms protected in the First Amendment: the free exercise of religion and the right to political speech.
(RNS) An Anglican bishop of Argentina offered personal greetings from Pope Francis to the leader of breakaway Anglican churches.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The change in the English version was not made in the Italian original, where the term “accogliere,” which means “to welcome,” was kept.
(RNS) The Diocese of Fort Worth, not far from the Dallas hospital where three Ebola cases have been diagnosed, is trying to limit human contact during Mass.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “The Sistine Chapel can never be rented because it is not a commercial place,” said the managing director of the Vatican Museums, Monsignor Paolo Nicolini.
(RNS) Pope Francis has beatified his controversial predecessor, Paul VI, whom he hails for groundbreaking reforms that are often overlooked. But can Francis succeed where Paul fell short?
MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (RNS) Parents of students at the Seth Boyden Elementary School in Maplewood received a note home from the principal saying that the annual Halloween celebration would be canceled. The following day it was reinstated.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, stressed that a working document on family issues released on Monday (Oct. 13) is simply that — a draft.
(RNS) The 243-44 vote marks the next step in a decades-long consideration of an issue that has divided the worldwide denomination, which time and again has voted to not permit women’s ordination.