NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Catholic bishops said they had tested the vaccine privately and were shocked to find it was laced with a birth control hormone called beta human chorionic gonadotropin.
BALTIMORE (RNS) Pope Francis’ change in focus has unsettled a number of American bishops more used to a hierarchy oriented toward hot-button culture war issues. Adapting to a new agenda is the focus of this week’s bishops’ meeting.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “The mother church has so much generosity it could provide justice free of charge,” Pope Francis said.
(RNS) This forum is encouraging because it points beyond itself — to an evangelicalism that looks more like Jesus than the evangelicalism of the past few decades.
(RNS) So is a schism, with its echoes of medieval debates and heretics burning at the stake, a realistic possibility? And can an independent Catholic church be successful in the modern world?
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “We don’t judge people, but the gesture in itself is to be condemned,” said Monsignor Ignacio Carrasco de Paula, head of the Pontifical Academy for Life.