ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE — “Every year the problems are getting worse,” the pope said. “We are at the limits. If I may use a strong word I would say that we are at the limits of suicide.”
(RNS) Solutions must come from the Paris conference but they also must come from rapid education and change of values, from what the gospels call “metanoia” or change of consciousness.
(RNS) The idea that our gravest aggression is not biological but cultural suggests that we don’t need to alter our cooperative nature but to address perversions of it.
(RNS) Fear of gossip and judgmental reactions routinely prevents churchgoing women who are considering an abortion from first seeking the counsel of pastors or others in their church, according to a new survey by an evangelical polling group.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Young people are any nation’s most valuable resource and to protect them, invest in them and offer them a helping hand, were the best ways their future could be assured, Francis said.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The scholars concluded that the monks needed a lot of money to rebuild their famous abbey after a disastrous fire, so they invented the story that Arthur was buried there.
(RNS) It is probably best to think of most physicians as specialized organic plumbers. Yet moral judgments are simply assumed to be the province of the medical community.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Engaging Africa’s youth is the focus of the trip. But concerns over the pope’s safety have emerged, especially in the Central African Republic, where there has been ongoing violence since a 2013 coup.
WASHINGTON – All the donors appear to have ties to a Turkish religious movement named for its founder, Fethullah Gülen, which has been accused by the Turkish government of attempting a coup in that country.