(RNS) Our clergy aren’t seen as “thought leaders” or our institutions as worthy of emulation.
(RNS) The more liberal, socially active communities of sisters are drawing about the same number of new entrants as the more conservative, tradition-minded communities: very few.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The document — and the real or implied changes that may or may not materialize — stunned church conservatives.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Should families welcome their gay son and his partner home at Christmas? Lay Catholics say yes, and one leading cardinal calls it “evil.”
(RNS) Brian Houston took the witness stand to answer questions on his handling of child sex abuse allegations against his late father.
(RNS) “I’ll say this as clearly as I can: What’s very clear is that black lives are worthless in America and the criminal justice system. It’s time to right that unacceptable wrong.”
(RNS) “We have to repeat the doctrine, but the pastoral practice is what we are talking about. That’s why we are having a synod,” says Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl.
(RNS) The 10 seminaries represent mainline Protestant, Catholic, evangelical and black church traditions.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Argentine pope is currently the 5-2 favorite to win the award, which will be announced by the Nobel Institute in Oslo, Norway, on Friday.