(RNS) Pope Francis’ Synod on the Family was more of an opening act than the final word on homosexuality, divorce and other methods of “living in sin.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) In the wake of Washington’s “peeping rabbi” scandal, some Jewish women say a focus simply on hardware isn’t enough to keep mikvahs safe and sacred.
NEW YORK (RNS) A collective statement from faculty said they will consider the board’s offer. “For now, we need to spend some time individually and collectively in prayerful reflection on the Board’s decision so that we can determine the best way forward,” the statement said.
NEW YORK (RNS) Hillsong founder Brian Houston said that the victim who came forward to him asked him not to tell the police about his father’s sexual abuse. “I would’ve gone to the police,” he said, if he had known about abuse reporting laws.
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.
(RNS) An Anglican bishop of Argentina offered personal greetings from Pope Francis to the leader of breakaway Anglican churches.
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.