VATICAN CITY (RNS) In a new book to be released days before the world’s Catholic bishops gather at the Vatican, hard-liners are challenging moves to moderate church doctrine on marriage and offer Communion to divorced Catholics who remarry.
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(RNS) Among the reasons for the higher rates of suicide: Boomer men are more likely to be living alone than previous men their age. And they are less religious.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The document said every bishops’ conference opposed “redefining” marriage between one man and one woman or even recognizing same-sex unions, but said the children of gay couples had the right to be baptized.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Gallup Poll’s annual “moral acceptability” scale has been conducted since 2001 and charts shifting cultural attitudes on a number of hot-button social issues.
ROME (RNS) “I do not believe you can call this an achievement, much less define it as historic,” said Monsignor Nunzio Galantino. “Speedy divorce will not help anyone.”
(RNS) Cardinal Walter Kasper has been enjoying the kind of influence that a short time ago would have been as unimaginable as, well, the kinds of reforms that Pope Francis has been promoting.
MUMBAI, India (RNS) A group of Muslim women in India thinks the path to gender equality lies in the very thing that has been used to oppress them: Shariah. It’s not as much of a paradox as it seems.
(RNS) Bishop Gene Robinson, whose election rocked the Anglican Communion, has announced his divorce from his longtime partner and husband.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis summoned the cardinals to Rome to discuss one of his signature themes: shifting the church’s approach on controversial topics like divorce and remarriage, cohabitation, gay marriage and contraception.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Anticipation is mounting for a series of closed-door discussions on Thursday and Friday, when the cardinals will hold what are expected to be frank talks about issues such as contraception, cohabitation, gay marriage and whether divorced and remarried Catholics can receive Communion.