VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis is not the first pope to celebrate a marriage ceremony but his predecessor Benedict XVI never presided over a marriage during his eight-year pontificate.
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(RNS) When Pope Francis warned married couples not to substitute pets and vacation homes for children, was that a slap against childless couples? Some people thought so.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Located on Mount Zion, the Cenacle is where Jesus held the Last Supper. It sits directly above David’s Tomb, the place many Jews believe the biblical King David is buried.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The number of Roman Catholic adherents in England and Wales fell by more than 90,000 in 2012, despite a wave of immigrants from Poland and other Eastern European countries with historically Catholic backgrounds.
(RNS) Faith is about our assemblies, not the place of our assembling. It is about touches we share, words we exchange, sighs too deep for words, questions beyond answering, yearnings that draw us outside ourselves.
(RNS) An undisclosed community has accepted the body of Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, which is now “entombed,” according to police in Worcester, Mass.
(RNS) Christian institutions hoping to win a free campus in western Massachusetts might soon face competition from others who are willing to pay for it, according to terms of a year-end donation from the property’s billionaire owners. By G. Jeffrey MacDonald.
(RNS) Jazz legend Dave Brubeck was best known in the secular jazz world for his startling compositions using different time signatures. Religion, however, was never far from Brubeck’s creative mind — or his inspiration. By David E. Anderson.
(RNS) A new survey shows that nearly a year after the Catholic Church introduced a new Mass translation, worshippers have by and large accepted – and even welcomed – the changes. By David Gibson.