(RNS) The new owners bought the center at a real estate auction for $61,000 and plan to demolish the building and turn the grounds into a green space with benches and possibly a waterfall or fountain.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) In what looked like strenuous damage control, the Vatican’s chief spokesman told a packed media conference Tuesday that this was a “working document, not a final document.”
(RNS) The conflict between conscience and authority is the pre-eminent battle underlying the debates at the Vatican’s Synod on the Family.
BERLIN (RNS) The Schleswig-Holstein parliament voted with a two-thirds majority to exclude mention of God from the new constitution, becoming the seventh of 16 German states to do so.
The Vatican gets as friendly as it ever has with gay Catholics. In Texas, a Mass for the nurse with Ebola. And where are all the American nuns?
(RNS) The more liberal, socially active communities of sisters are drawing about the same number of new entrants as the more conservative, tradition-minded communities: very few.
“Does anyone not believe that Congressman Annie Kuster is as ugly as sin? And I hope I haven’t offended sin.” – State Rep. Steve Vaillancourt, R-N.H., in a blog post criticizing Democratic Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster
(RNS) “This is completely new dialogue, where we look at Old Testament text and rabbinic texts, and Christians are willing to look at Judaism and the Jewish text through Jewish eyes with Jewish lecturers,” says Yoram Hazony of the Herzl Institute.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The document — and the real or implied changes that may or may not materialize — stunned church conservatives.