(RNS) The Vatican hosts two conferences on human trafficking and climate change this week, inviting many U.S. mayors to the event. What do human trafficking and climate change have to do with each other and with religion? Let us ‘Splain . . . .
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Looking ahead to his U.S. trip, the pontiff acknowledged overlooking the problems of the middle class and said he was willing to have a dialogue with Americans who disagree with his criticism of capitalism.
ASUNCION (Reuters) He appealed to world leaders to seek a new economic model to help the destitute, and to shun policies that “sacrifice human lives on the altar of money and profit.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Addressing crowds of followers undeterred by the hot summer weather, the pope urged them to “kneel before these poor families: They are a real school of humanity and they save society from barbarity,” he said.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Jesus told the rich young ruler to sell all his possessions and give the money to the poor. Surely comfortable churchgoers must do more than say, “Be more like me.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) At a relatively young 57, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle is widely seen as a man on the move within the hierarchy, eligible to vote in papal conclaves for the next 23 years.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam says churches are “entirely focused” on abortion and same-sex marriage. The numbers tell a different story.
WASHINGTON (RNS) In a rare appearance in a panel discussion, the president talked public policy with progressive and conservative voices before an audience of Catholic and evangelical leaders.
(RNS) We cannot allow simplistic, self-focused narratives about contraception and family planning to keep us from helping women who, really, aren’t much different from us.