(RNS) A new survey shows the popular pontiff’s tour didn’t give his own favorability ratings more than a “modest bounce,” but he did improve many Americans’ view of the Catholic Church.
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PHILADELPHIA (RNS) “Full of Grace: Journeys of LGBT Catholics” is a docudrama based on interviews with LGBT Catholics. It was staged in New York and has now come to Philadelphia in advance of the pope’s visit.
The church — repressed for decades after Fidel Castro’s 1959 revolution — now has more autonomy than any organization outside the Communist Party.
With his simple, thoughtful and often pithy comments, Pope Francis is showing himself to be among the most quotable popes. Here’s a sampling.
(RNS) In two wide-ranging new interviews, the pontiff talks about the perils of popularity, his plans to welcome divorced and remarried Catholics, and his fear that the church has locked Jesus up like a prisoner.
The financial woes and the destabilizing effect they could have on the church’s social and educational work will be a constant backdrop to the pope’s Sept 22-27 visit to Washington, New York and Philadelphia.
Fidel and Raul Castro turned against the Church decades ago, now, in their old age, they have brought the Church in from the cold.
ROME (RNS) “Our parish wants to give concrete help in this moment of crisis for families that … accept the gift of a child!” the priest said.
MILWAUKEE (Reuters) The settlement will be filed as part of the church’s plan to restructure in U.S. Bankruptcy Court more than four years after the archdiocese filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.