Religion & Ethics Newsweekly host Bob Abernethy sits down with RNS editor-in-chief Kevin Eckstrom and the program’s managing editor Kim Lawton to discuss Pope Francis and the expectations of Catholics.
Articles tagged “Catholics”
(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) Vague Jews and “mushy Christians” have a lot in common. Survey after survey finds many people who don’t know or care about doctrine or practice still proudly claim a religious brand identity.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) While the number of Catholic priests in the Americas and in Europe is declining compared to the overall Catholic population, those losses were offset by increasing ranks of permanent deacons.
(RNS) As the Boy Scouts of America considers whether to change its membership policy to admit gay members, some alternative church-based groups are fielding inquiries from people concerned about the action.
DRAPER, Utah (RNS) Many communities and individuals still struggle with how best to support those left behind after a loved one commits suicide. Now faith-based groups are starting to help.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis has ushered in a new phase in the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, shifting the focus of the Catholic Church from the concerns of the industrialized North to the “problems of the Southern hemisphere.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) Pope Francis is known now for his keep-it-simple style and focus on the poor. But once he starts making appointments and taking action, his favorable ratings may change.
(RNS) Jews worldwide welcomed newly elected Pope Francis as a friend on Wednesday (March 13), and pointed in particular to his sympathetic and strong reaction to the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in his native Argentina — the deadliest bombing in the country’s history.