(RNS) There’s a saying in the Catholic Church that while only God can create the world, only a pope can create cardinals.
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(RNS) The firing of a gay teacher’s from a Catholic school used to be a private affair. But with a majority of Catholics supporting the spread of legalized gay marriage, more and more, the laity is calling the church out.
(RNS) The survey shows that two in three adult Catholics said they agreed with Pope Francis’ observation that the church has become too focused on issues such as homosexuality, abortion and contraception.
(RNS) Pope Francis made clear that a chief evil in the church was the “narcissism” of its leaders, even calling the papal court a “leprosy of the papacy.”
AUSTIN, Texas (RNS) Hot button issues with conservative Christians, such as abortion and same-sex marriage, are not as critical to Hispanics. Topping their list of critical issues: jobs and unemployment, health care costs and the quality of public schools.
AUSTIN, Texas (RNS) “Protestants can be very arrogant when pointing to Catholics,” said Boz Tchividjian, a grandson of evangelist Billy Graham and executive director of Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment (GRACE), which has investigated sex abuse allegations.
(RNS) Here are five broader insights that this wide-ranging interview revealed about Pope Francis — and why they will be keys to reading his pontificate, and perhaps the future of Catholicism.
(RNS) Pope Francis has given a lengthy, wide-ranging interview with journalists from his own Jesuit order in which he made a number of stunningly frank comments that are likely to rattle the church and cement his reputation as a pastoral rather than a doctrinal leader. Here are excerpts featuring his most provocative comments, plus links to the full transcript.
(RNS) Worried observers could have mistaken Pope Francis’ pastoral gesture to atheists as an effort to dilute the gospel rather than what he really intended — an evangelical outreach intended to bring nonbelievers closer to Christ.