VATICAN CITY (RNS) The pope reaffirmed his support for former Pope Benedict’s shocking decision to retire and did not rule out a similar move himself.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis said Asian governments should not fear Christians who did not want to “come as conquerors” — a message clearly targeted at countries including China, North Korea and Vietnam.
(RNS) Feeling increasingly alienated and even persecuted, some Christians are adopting a favorite image from Scripture — that of the Babylonian captivity.
FERGUSON, Mo, (RNS) Speaking at a church service here, the Rev. Al Sharpton announced a future march in Washington on policing. He criticized the militarization of police, saying they act as if they are “at war with … citizens.”
The Fordham theologian defends her work and the American nuns, and offers reasons for the clash between theologians — and the sisters — and the Vatican. Conflict does arise but it can become “a link in the chain of a new process.”
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) Sister Elizabeth Johnson, a theology professor at Fordham University, accepted a top award from the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, and then lambasted U.S. Catholic bishops saying its investigation of the nuns was wasteful.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) A top Vatican official warned the nuns in April that honoring Sister Elizabeth Johnson, a longtime Fordham University professor, would be considered provoking the Holy See and U.S. bishops.
(RNS) An atheist group prompted the ouster but public outcry led the brass to reverse course Friday (Aug. 15).
(RNS) As fans of Robin Williams reel from the news of his suicide, faith communities — including the nation’s black churches — have started to address mental illness as a crucial area of focus.