VATICAN CITY (RNS) The 62 bishops who have so far spoken pushed back strongly against remarks made by Hungary’s Cardinal Peter Erdo, who defended the church’s exclusion of divorced and remarried couples from receiving Communion.
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ATLANTA (RNS) Pope Francis and contemporary Roman Catholicism oppose the death penalty. This is a huge change from the past. How do religious traditions decide when doctrines should, or should not, be updated?
(RNS) Changes ordered by the pontiff often reflect reforms that American dioceses have done or have been advocating for years. U.S. bishops are also starting to waive fees, which Francis wants.
(RNS) When Pope Francis meets thousands of U.S. Catholic families this month, he’ll find them excited to see him — but not necessarily in line with many Catholic teachings on family life.
Activists say current law in India’s Muslim family courts discriminate against women. A study finds Muslim women overwhelmingly oppose polygamy, unilateral divorce and child marriage.
(RNS) A spouse has become a consumer product, to be bought, abandoned or traded in for a new model at the will of the customer.
(RNS) If you’ve got a good reason for divorce — adultery, abuse, addiction or abandonment — fewer than 1 in 4 Americans would call that a sin, a new LifeWay Research survey finds.
(RNS) Francis’ comments came as part of a wide reflection on conflicts within families — “the most ugly thing!” — during which he focused on the lifelong damage wrought on children whose parents fight.
(RNS) The church’s leaders say the ban brings moral credibility to the office and guides the conduct of those who want to be bishop.