Pope Francis’ Christmas Day outreach to atheists was off script but not out of character for the pontiff. He often invites all to work for the common good.
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WASHINGTON (RNS) “We really can now move forward without worrying about being shut down,” said Deacon Mark Coudrain, manager of St. Joseph Woodworks in Covington, La.
(RNS) Researchers say those with no religious affiliation are now statistically equal to evangelical Protestants as a share of U.S. Hispanics and warn of a religious divide in the Hispanic community that will be felt for decades to come.
NEW YORK (RNS) Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert will headline the famed Al Smith Dinner to raise funds for Catholic charities. Colbert frequently riffs on his Catholic faith on his show, and here we collect his best Catholic quips.
NEWARK, N.J. (RNS) A young Catholic priest thought he was swapping explicit text messages with a 16-year-old boy. Turns out it was a former friend who was fed up with years of sexual harassment.
(RNS) Young men today “want to give their life for something that counts. These men are tired of living in a culture of relativism. They want to say there must be something true, beautiful and good,” says the Rev. Mark Latcovich, president of St. Mary Seminary outside Cleveland.
“Roman Catholicism is the storehouse, the treasure house of the Christian tradition. It’s this whole notion of the blend of wisdom, of commitment, of knowledge, of holiness. That’s the church for me. That’s the church I’m waiting for.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) Some have questioned the Catholic bishops’ involvement in the national debate over immigration, perhaps wanting the church to stay neutral. But if they did so, they’d be untrue to their roots.