(RNS) In a turnabout from recent years of tension with Rome, the Catholic sisters — led by Sister Simone Campbell — will go on the road to promote social justice themes that are also dear to the pontiff.
ROME (RNS) But security agencies protecting the pope on his upcoming U.S. trip know they can’t “put him in a bubble, and he doesn’t want to be in a bubble,” says Kenneth F. Hackett, U.S. ambassador to the Holy See.
(RNS) Will Pope Francis’ U.S. visit spur millions of Catholics, and ex-Catholics, to new levels of engagement? Or will he be like the Dalai Lama — greatly applauded but not necessarily followed?
The Federal Aviation Administration said the Department of Homeland Security had requested the bans.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The pope was photographed holding a Spanish-language sign with the message “It’s time for dialogue between Argentina and the UK about the Falklands.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Francis said one’s work life and spiritual life are closely linked: “The lack of work also damages the spirit, like a lack of prayer also damages practical activity.”
“Excessive pollution from fossil fuels threatens to destroy the gifts bestowed on us by God, whom we know as Allah — gifts such as a functioning climate, healthy air to breathe, regular seasons, and living oceans,” they wrote.
Pope Francis could exercise some spiritual leadership and deny Raul Castro communion at Mass in the same way Castro denies freedom for the people of Cuba.
(Reuters) Dioceses in Boston, Long Island, Baltimore, Toledo, and much of Minnesota have all reported millions of dollars in holdings in oil and gas stocks in recent years.