VATICAN CITY (RNS) “You see the function of cardinal, the position of a cardinal, is changing,” Cardinal-designate Berhaneyesus Souraphiel of Ethiopia said. “It’s no more a big honorific task.”
PARA, Brazil (RNS) Ten years ago, Stang was killed advocating for land rights in the Amazon. The government promised an end to impunity from punishment. A decade later, violence and impunity persist.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The overhaul is taking longer than expected and is still encountering resistance. But Francis is gathering 150 cardinals in Rome for two days to press ahead.
WASHINGTON (RNS) “Drones have become a weapon of first resort and not last resort,” said the Rev. Richard Killmer. “It has made it a lot easier to go to war.”
(Reuters) The police have offered no motive for the killings as the hashtag #MuslimLivesMatter trended nationally on Twitter.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Less than a month after saying Catholics don’t have to multiply “like rabbits,” Pope Francis praised big families, telling a gathering in St. Peter’s Square that having more children is not “an irresponsible choice.”
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) The action was not taken because Dehlin had doubts about the church or its history, but “because of your categorical statements opposing the doctrines of the church, and their wide dissemination via your Internet presence, which has led others away from the church.”
(RNS) When we deny any culpability, we merely perpetuate ignorance and hubris in our own ranks and make ourselves seem dishonest and dangerous in the eyes of the world.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A California lawmaker wants to replace a bronze statue of soon-to-be saint Junipero Serra with a monument honoring Sally Ride, the nation’s first female astronaut.