(RNS) Will Pope Francis’ U.S. visit spur millions of Catholics, and ex-Catholics, to new levels of engagement? Or will he be like the Dalai Lama — greatly applauded but not necessarily followed?
Articles tagged “Catholic”
(RNS) A sampling of religious response to the Boys Scouts of America’s drop of its ban on gay adult leaders.
(RNS) The furor is, at root, an unwinnable war over “personhood,” the legality of abortion and the ethics of finding cures for life in the death of a fetus.
The resolution, which includes a provision allowing religious groups that sponsor troops to continue the ban, was approved by the BSA executive committee and moves to a national board vote July 27.
(RNS) They skip sacraments, and Mass, too, but a new survey of Catholic parents finds some encouraging nuggets: “They still have a relationship with God and pray for their family.”
(RNS) The church and organized religion once led Gallup’s annual list of institutions rated with the highest levels of confidence. Not anymore.
(RNS) Catholic Democrats and Republicans are miles apart on the cause and the urgency of global warming. Can the popular pope’s urgently written encyclical bridge the gap?
Prosecutors in Minnesota cite a “disturbing” pattern of systemic errors over decades in the leadership of the Archdiocese of Minneapolis-St. Paul.
(RNS) Church is “like an ice cream parlor” — we may stop by if we like the flavor, a new survey finds.