(RNS) The so-called “Francis effect” may be real, at least when it comes to clerical housing, and could be coming to a church near you. Here are some of the latest controversies over clerical lifestyles.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (RNS) Le Moyne College appears poised to make history by appointing the first female president to a U.S. Jesuit college or university.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Vatican officials declined to comment on a new $2.2 million residence built for Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory, but the episode is particularly embarrassing since Francis fired a German bishop for a lavish $43 million mansion.
NEW YORK (RNS) Love is at the core of the Jewish and Christian faiths. And for the love of God, we must address a looming rupture between us regarding Israel.
NEWARK, N.J. (RNS) The Archdiocese of Newark in recent years quietly entered the headstone and mausoleum business, a lucrative venture for which the archdiocese acknowledges it must pay a particular state tax. So far, it hasn’t paid a penny.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Alan Wilson, bishop of Buckingham, criticized the church’s stance of not recognizing same-sex marriage as “sheer cruelty” and “morally outrageous,” adding: ”Most gay people would be happier out, including bishops.”
(RNS) The pastor said that he and the man being baptized were also swept away by the waves, but managed to make it back to shore.
(RNS) Even though the annual pranks may not be grounded in any ancient religious merrymaking, the notion of “holy fools” does have a long and respected place in Judeo-Christian history.
(RNS) The company chose to use the Apostles’ Creed — a statement of Christian belief dating back to the 4th century — as the determining factor in whether a person is eligible to join Thrivent.