(RNS) The pope left behind the powerful trappings of Capitol Hill to embrace the powerless, hungry and homeless in the nation’s capital.
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(RNS) Many of us have fervent religious beliefs about aborted fetuses: namely, that if utilizing them for medical research can save a life, it is a moral obligation to do so.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The idea is to mobilize lay people in the D.C. area to take on prayers, social action projects or community service, building on the momentum of Francis’ first apostolic visit to the U.S.
(RNS) Remarkably, at a time when one in four Americans say they have struggled to put food on the table, Congress has chosen to slash one of the most effective anti-hunger programs in the country, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP or food stamps.
(RNS) The “Connected to Give” report also cites generosity thriving among people who claim no religious identity: 34 percent of these “nones” nonetheless give to religiously identified organizations.
WASHINGTON (RNS) As the government shutdown enters its second week, some religious groups are starting to feel the pinch, and they’re also finding ways to reach out.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI has directed bishops around the world to exercise tighter controls on Catholic charities, issuing a new set of rules that also aims to strengthen the organizations' Catholic identity. By Alessandro Speciale.
NEW ORLEANS (RNS) Faith-based ministries say it's already clear that the recovery from Hurricane Isaac will proceed without the national outpouring of money and volunteers triggered by Hurricane Katrina. “From our point of view, the biggest challenge with this disaster will be getting attention and money,” said Gordon Wadge, president of Catholic Charities. By Bruce Nolan.