VATICAN CITY (RNS) The pope departed from his prepared text which included the phrase “give them milk,” and inserted the Italian term “allattateli,” which means “breastfeed them.”
(RNS) Sister Donna Markham will be the first female chief of Catholic Charities USA in its 105-year history.
(RNS) Bishop Johan Bonny has been touted as a future leader of Belgium’s Catholic hierarchy, but will his controversial proposals hurt his prospects?
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Yazidis are a Kurdish-speaking people who follow an ancient religion blending elements of Zoroastrianism, Islam, Christianity and local folk beliefs.
(RNS) Why aren’t more men entering the priesthood? A leading U.S. cardinal blames altar girls and a church that’s become “too feminized.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican’s chief spokesman said the choices showed Pope Francis’ most important criteria was “universality,” and indicated he was not “chained to tradition.”
“The new nominations confirm that the pope is not bound to the traditions of the ‘cardinalatial sees,'” says Vatican spokesman.
(RNS) As liberal Catholics eulogize the former New York governor, who famously elaborated a position by which Catholics pols could be “personally opposed” to abortion while still supporting abortion rights, it’s worth considering whether today’s conservative Catholics are benefiting from that same rationale when it comes to other policies.
ROME (RNS) Bishops from the heart of Mafia country broke their silence and denounced organized crime, just two days after Pope Francis called for a “conversion” from the mob’s sinful ways.