NEW YORK (RNS) The Rev. Martin Schlag, an Austrian-born priest who teaches economics in Rome, reassured a group of Catholics, many from the world of business and finance, that Francis’ views on capitalism aren’t actually as bad as he feared.
(RNS) A prominent philosopher-scientist has pulled out of a popular public science forum over concerns about one of its funders, the John Templeton Foundation.
NEW YORK (RNS) The Rev. Gustavo Gutierrez is in a sense the Yoda of Catholicism: a small but sage presence who has known vituperation and exile, and who is now able to see his life’s work vindicated.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The plan seeks to provide women with a platform where they can play a larger role in the religious life of their community, a role that would include women leading prayers on Fridays and the introduction of female imams.
(Reuters) U.S. official said investigators believed it was likely Islamic State militants played an “inspirational” rather than an “operational” role in the attack.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The new program brings a measure of American financial savvy to Italy’s notoriously murky church finances, dovetailing with Pope Francis’ push for reform and transparency.
(RNS) The Central African Republic is bad, Malaysia is getting worse, and ISIS fighters should face the International Criminal Court.
Anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller, known for her strident bus ad campaigns, orchestrated the sure-to-offend exhibit of caricatures.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis’ decision to celebrate Mass at a “celebration” of Junipero Serra is a very public sign that the pope does not seem bothered by the controversy that Serra’s sainthood has sparked.