NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) Churches in more than 50 cities have hosted Fugitive Safe Surrender events over the past decade, some of them more than once, resulting in thousands of cleared warrants.
ROME (RNS) Francis told journalists on the papal plane home that clerical abuse is “nearly a sacrilege” and the Catholic Church must take a tough line.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) The crowds waved yellow-and-white Vatican flags, purchased outside the gates, and held handfuls of rosaries brought from home to be blessed — somehow — by the passing of the man in the white car.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) Pope Francis said a church that constantly explains doctrines without providing real support to families “is dangerously unbalanced.”
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) He delivered a folksy, off-the-cuff riff on family life — and in prepared remarks urged society to provide concrete economic support to families.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) “Every time a faith leader speaks out against sexual diversity, a transgender woman is killed in my community,” said Nicole Santamaria, a Roman Catholic intersex woman from El Salvador.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) The pontiff had a chance to endorse the U.S. bishops’ religious liberty battles against gay rights and the contraception mandate. But he passed.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) Forty students — most from underprivileged homes — danced the tango, the national dance of Pope Francis’ native Argentina, at the Festival of Families.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) Raising a glass (or eight) of special papal beers brewed to last only a little longer than Pope Francis’ visit here.