BELEM, Brazil (RNS) An arduous public display of devotion to the Virgin Mary has persisted and thrived even as Catholicism loses ground to evangelical faiths in a dramatic transformation of Brazilian society.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Even as work on the synod’s final report continued, German Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich put homosexuality back on the agenda telling reporters “exclusion” was not part of the Catholic Church.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The change in the English version was not made in the Italian original, where the term “accogliere,” which means “to welcome,” was kept.
(RNS) The Diocese of Fort Worth, not far from the Dallas hospital where three Ebola cases have been diagnosed, is trying to limit human contact during Mass.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “The Sistine Chapel can never be rented because it is not a commercial place,” said the managing director of the Vatican Museums, Monsignor Paolo Nicolini.
(RNS) Pope Francis has beatified his controversial predecessor, Paul VI, whom he hails for groundbreaking reforms that are often overlooked. But can Francis succeed where Paul fell short?
MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (RNS) Parents of students at the Seth Boyden Elementary School in Maplewood received a note home from the principal saying that the annual Halloween celebration would be canceled. The following day it was reinstated.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, stressed that a working document on family issues released on Monday (Oct. 13) is simply that — a draft.
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