BALTIMORE (RNS) More than any other item on the agenda of the bishops’ annual meeting, the debate over the voter guide revealed deep divides among the bishops and provided a snapshot of the extent of the “Francis effect” on the U.S. hierarchy.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Emiliano Fittipaldi is accused of crimes against the Vatican City State and its security, part of a 2013 decree by Pope Francis intended to prevent documents from being leaked.
(RNS) Laws limiting abortion don’t pay for sonograms or day care, and they don’t feed or educate children.
(RNS) Anxiety looms on all fronts and Americans are split — 49 percent to 49 percent — on whether “America’s best days are ahead of us or behind us.”
BALTIMORE (RNS) Reorienting the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ agenda so dramatically and after so many years of doing things the same way is not expected to be easy.
(RNS) The president strongly restated his — and his predecessor’s — belief that a war against ISIS is not a war against Islam.
(RNS) Mass killings by a group that calls itself the Islamic State have triggered a heated debate about militant Islam and our response. Rene Girard’s theories deserve wider appreciation.
(RNS) Pope Francis raises the specter of a World War III “in pieces,” Muslims issue statements of condemnation, while evangelical Christians in America debate whether to speak of a “war with Islam.”