(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.
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ROME (RNS) Speaking in detail for the first time since his escape, the Rev. Jacques Mourad admitted he didn’t always think he would make it: “It was very difficult above all when they said, ‘Become Muslim or we’ll cut your head off.'”
(RNS) The film may draw more viewers eager to see Mark Ruffalo and Michael Keaton than folks outraged by a 2002 newspaper expose showing the Boston’s Catholic Church leaders covered up for predatory priests.
WARSAW (Reuters) The staunchly Eurosceptic PiS, with a brand of patriotism infused with Catholic piety, takes over from the more secular-minded liberal Civic Platform, which led the country for the last eight years.
(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.
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.