VATICAN CITY (RNS) Retired Pope Benedict XVI was also at the ceremony, his first public appearance since he resigned the papacy a year ago.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The former archbishop of St. Louis blasted those “whose hearts are hardened against the truth” for trying to twist Francis’ words to their own ends.
ROME (RNS) Pope Francis said it doesn’t matter who’s to blame for divisions among Christians: “Who is at fault? All of us are. We are all sinners. There is only one who is right, and that is our Lord.”
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.
(RNS) The new wing, now just a wood frame, will include an indoor exercise pool, a hot tub, three fireplaces, a library and an elevator, among other amenities, according to blueprints and permits.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis gave the couples advice on how to have a happy and successful marriage.
(RNS) The emergence of punitive measures against gay people in various countries has opened a stark and public fissure among church leaders in different nations. The divisions are also raising questions about whether Pope Francis needs to take action.
(RNS) A group of leading Catholic activists and academics has renewed its criticisms of Catholic University of America over a large gift from the billionaire industrialist and conservative funder Charles Koch, and over statements that seemed to endorse Koch’s stands against climate change and the right of public workers to unionize.
(RNS) A Harley-Davidson motorcycle briefly owned by Pope Francis sold Thursday (Feb. 6) for $325,000, more than 25 times the resale value for a similar bike.