NEW YORK (RNS) Despite intense opposition from some conservatives and new revelations of financial scandals in the Vatican, Pope Francis is at peace with his reformist course, says Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga.
(RNS) Their Muslim traditions, they say, prohibit women other than their wives or relatives from touching them.
ROME (RNS) A passionate manifesto signed on Nov. 16, 1965, on an altar in the Roman catacombs pledged bishops to live simply to be close to the poor. Known as the Pact of the Catacombs, it was supposed to represent a new chapter in church history but instead became a footnote — until the election of Pope Francis.
(RNS) I suspect that the support for same-sex marriage is evidence of what millions of Americans think they are supposed to say, rather than what they really believe.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) The encounter with a pope is the cause of major excitement and anticipation in Kenya — the largest country on his Africa tour — but bishops here worry ongoing political strife and ethnic incitement could blight the visit.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) Francis, the first Latin American pope, unblocked Romero’s sainthood process shortly after his election in March 2013. It had been stalled because church leaders saw Romero as having been too close to Liberation Theology.
WASHINGTON — A Turkish religious movement has secretly funded as many as 200 trips to Turkey for members of Congress and staff since 2008, violating House rules and possibly federal law, a USA TODAY investigation has found.
(RNS) Why should the anniversary of Rabin’s death merit a fast day? Don’t Jews fast when they need to atone for sin? Well, come to think of it, yes.