SALT LAKE CITY – By not providing an alternative, the LDS church unwittingly created a vacuum and conversion-aimed retreats have filled it.
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) In his final Mass before nearly 1 million people, the pope called on the Catholic Church to be open to everyone and to change — flashpoint themes for a major Vatican meeting of bishops next week.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) “For those who were abused by a member of the clergy, I am deeply sorry for the times when you or your family spoke out, to report the abuse, but you were not heard or believed,” the pope said.
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) Advocacy groups took advantage of a lull in this city just before Pope Francis’ arrival to take to the streets for various demonstrations — and with very different results.
(RNS) Pope Francis embodies the Sikh concept of servant-leadership, which suggests that the best leaders are those who are constantly looking to serve those around them.