NEW YORK (RNS) Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga said he expects the pontiff to travel to the U.S. border with Mexico when he visits that country in February — a stop that could fuel further criticism of the pontiff from conservative Catholics opposed to the church’s support for immigration reform.
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VATICAN CITY (RNS) No official confirmation was given, but “concrete steps” are being taken to make it happen.
(RNS) Unlike Christianity, Judaism and Islam, historically all led by men, or the philosophies of the East such as Buddhism where male scholars and monks dominate, folk religions are often practiced and led by women.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “Many of their rights are violated, they are obliged to separate from their families and, unfortunately, continue to be the subject of racist and xenophobic attitudes,” Pope Francis said of migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border.
(RNS) U.S. Catholic leaders say a new film about a Catholic civil war in 1920s Mexico has important lessons for U.S. Catholics in 2012, and they're hoping “For Greater Glory” will help rally the faithful around their bid to defend “religious freedom.” By Lauren Markoe.
(RNS) When Pope John Paul II visited Cuba in 1998, he called for the island nation “to open to the world and for the world to open to Cuba.'' Pope Benedict XVI now will walk in that wider doorway when he visits the island nation next week. By Cathy Lynn Grossman.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI on Friday (March 23) urged Cuba's communist government to look for “new models'' beyond its “Marxist ideology,'' since Marxism “no longer responds to reality.'' By Alessandro Speciale.