(RNS) The remarks by Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga are a sign that Catholic leaders in Latin America are worried that fetal abnormalities caused by the virus will be used as leverage to ease the region’s generally strict abortion laws.
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(RNS) “The greater their power and wealth, the more this blindness and deception can grow,” the pontiff writes in his Lenten message for the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics.
ROME (RNS) Gay rights activists demonstrated for civil marriage across 100 city squares, ahead of Thursday’s (Jan. 28) parliamentary vote, which would grant same-sex couples legal rights.
(RNS) In his “sermon,” the Supreme Court justice said the principle of religious neutrality has been distorted and “one of the reasons God has been good to us is that we have done him honor.”
(RNS) A letter from an Italian boy who wrote the pope because he was worried about his ailing aunt has prompted another surprise papal phone call from Francis.
The court said Monsignor William Lynn, convicted of mishandling reports of child sex crimes, didn’t get a fair trial because jurors heard too much about priests who molested children.
(RNS) The Instagram post was a big hit but the story turned out to be too good to be true — like some previous papal urban legends.
(RNS) Archbishop Allen Vigneron’s criticism is significant because Catholic leaders have been strong defenders of religious freedom in recent years but have been largely quiet in the wake of Donald Trump’s controversial pitch earlier this week to bar all Muslims from the U.S.