VATICAN CITY (RNS) “Betrothal is, in other words, the time in which two people are called to work on love, a shared and profound task,” the pope said.
(RNS) More women and children have been used as suicide bombers in the first five months of this year than during the whole of last year, according to reports collated by UNICEF, the United Nation Children’s Fund.
(RNS) Here are seven television shows the pope might want to catch up on before his September U.S. trip.
(RNS) Behind the story of Christian decline and the rise of “nones” is a long-standing debate about what religion theorists call “secularization,” the broad process by which religion gradually loses its social influence.
(RNS) The big downtown church isn’t empty because church leaders failed or people were unappreciative. It’s empty because people are finding life elsewhere.
About 85 percent of people polled in Ireland’s census in 2011 identified as Catholic. The church runs more than 90 percent of Ireland’s public schools.
(RNS) ”Jewish values,” Obama said, means caring as well about “a Palestinian child in Ramallah trapped without opportunity.”
(RNS) Evangelicals in Nebraska and elsewhere are joining Catholics in re-evaluating their support for capital punishment.
LUCY, Tenn. (RNS) “Am I grateful for this?” says renowned spirituality author Phyllis Tickle, facing Stage IV lung cancer. “Not exactly. But I’m not unhappy about it. And that’s very difficult for people to understand.”