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.
Articles tagged “poverty”
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.
(RNS) The number of people living on $1.25 or less a day has dropped in half since 1990. Now, the World Bank and religious groups want to bring that number to zero.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Robert Putnam wants to convert every reader on the sawdust trail to civic salvation. And he’s not taking no for an answer.
SELMA, Ala. (RNS) In many ways time has stood still in this community of 20,000 that was at the center of the push that culminated with the Voting Rights Act of 1965.