PARIS (RNS) A day after Islamic extremists massacred 130 people in Paris last month, a Muslim-Catholic couple married in Lyon. Behind them was a loose network of Catholic and Muslim volunteer counselors who meet regularly to help young couples prepare for marriage problems most other French their age can hardly imagine.
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(RNS) The Vatican’s new document on Jewish-Christian relations harks back to one published 50 years ago, which set the stage for increasingly warmer relations between the church and the Jewish people.
(RNS) It’s a mistake to dismiss the criticism Sister Bauer has received as coming from “liberals.” As a Catholic theologian, I’m committed to a set of traditions and teachings that make it clear it’s deeply problematic to proudly display a carcass from a deer one has just killed.
(RNS) Tens of thousands of pilgrims underwent tight security checks, including metal detectors, in order to attend the ceremony.
(RNS) Today some historians and religious leaders believe Nostra Aetate did not go far enough. I see Nostra Aetate differently.
Speaking at the 59th anniversary of the Synod of Bishops, the pontiff called for changes in the papacy and greater decision-making authority for local bishops.
The Vatican Charasma’s reflections on his personal life “merit respect” but his planned demonstration days before the Synod on the Family is set to begin was “grave and irresponsible.”
Aboard his return flight to Rome, Pope Francis said government officials have a moral right to refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. He also spoke sternly about clergy sex abuse.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The pope delivered a strong address to the shepherds of the U.S. Catholic church but the flock heard love and respect threaded through his homily.