ROME (RNS) Rejecting claims that Pope Francis is a theological lightweight, Cardinal Walter Kasper describes Francis as a theologian in his own right whose pastoral approach is setting Catholicism on a new course.
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NEW YORK (RNS) The New York parade marches down Fifth Avenue on Tuesday (March 17), the saint’s feast day, and Cardinal Timothy Dolan is facing renewed calls from conservative Catholics to step down as grand marshal.
(RNS) Pope Francis isn’t a fan of being cooped up inside the Vatican, and he may not be for very long. That and other juicy tidbits from his two-year anniversary interview.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Transforming the dynamic of Vatican power is key to what Pope Francis considers his greater goal: reorienting Catholicism itself to face the new challenges of the third millennium.
(RNS) Pope Francis did not pick any Americans when he made his first batch of cardinals, and several U.S. cardinals are very close to 80.
NEW YORK (RNS) Groeschel was an outspoken opponent of abortion and was quick to defend the church against what he saw as unfair criticism. But his critique of media coverage of the clergy sex abuse scandals also landed him in hot water.
(RNS) The leading advocacy group for people who have suffered clergy sexual abuse is wrestling with how to respond to a flood of inquiries from victims from other faiths and institutions, and how to push for changes beyond the familiar precincts of the Catholic Church.
(RNS) The main conceit behind new comic book, The Devilers, is the Catholic Church, which has had an armistice with Satan’s forces for hundreds of years to keep the demonic element downstairs. Not surprisingly, the deal doesn’t hold.
(RNS) A Minnesota prelate, who had been one of the Catholic hierarchy’s most vocal opponents of gay rights, now finds himself under investigation for allegations he had a series of sexual relationships with priests, seminarians and other men.
(RNS) The Catholic Church has taken a lot of heat over its stance against gay rights and for policies that often bar openly gay people from participating in church life. But the University of Notre Dame, an icon of American Catholicism, is going against the flow by supporting student athletes who come out as gay.