VATICAN CITY (RNS) The pope — who took his name from St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of the environment — has made care for the environment a hallmark of his papacy.
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(RNS) As liberal Catholics eulogize the former New York governor, who famously elaborated a position by which Catholics pols could be “personally opposed” to abortion while still supporting abortion rights, it’s worth considering whether today’s conservative Catholics are benefiting from that same rationale when it comes to other policies.
(RNS) Feeling increasingly alienated and even persecuted, some Christians are adopting a favorite image from Scripture — that of the Babylonian captivity.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Anti-capital punishment activists say the time is ripe for promoting a culture of life.
(RNS) A three-word tweet from Pope Francis — in Latin — about inequality left some conservatives dazed and confused over Catholic teachings on economics, or rather Pope Francis’ interpretation of them.
(RNS) The potential for a robust alliance between the White House and the nation’s largest church fizzled almost from the start of Obama’s candidacy in 2007, and a relationship that started badly went downhill when he was elected.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) When Pope Benedict XVI officially left the Vatican in a helicopter a year ago this week (Feb. 28), becoming the first pontiff in 600 years to resign, many in his conservative fan base were aghast, even angry. He has betrayed us, said those who thought Benedict’s papacy would be the final triumph […]
(RNS) The Vatican once again has had to dispel media reports that went well beyond what Pope Francis actually said. With this pope, it probably won’t be the last time.
(RNS) Pope Francis’ trajectory from near anonymity to the heights of power is remarkably similar to that of President Obama’s. But can the pontiff avoid the pitfalls that have dogged the president?