(RNS) “There are people in our community that … are only going to sit down and listen to you talk about separation of church and state for so long,” said Kimberly Veal, a Chicago-based black atheist.
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(RNS) “The prosperity gospel seems to be fundamentally opposed to the message that Francis has been spreading. But he has shown that he’s willing to meet with just about anyone,” said Michael Peppard, a professor of theology at Fordham University.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Tuesday’s daylong seminar showed how the moral implications of the debate over the role and size of government are playing out most vividly in the Catholic Church.
(RNS) Observant Christians are concerned about global extreme poverty but skeptical that it can be ended in the next 25 years.
(RNS) What will the two leaders talk about? What issues will they avoid? With Pope Francis, anything is possible, but here are some initial ideas on how the summit could play out.
ROME (RNS) “How can we continue to stand by when food is thrown away while people are starving?” Pope Francis asked. “Today, everything comes under the laws of competition and the survival of the fittest, where the powerful feed upon the powerless.”
BALTIMORE (RNS) Archbishop Joseph Kurtz’ wide-angle lens directly reflects Francis’ own approach.
“One of the major challenges is what, really, our Holy Father has said over and over again: How can we warm hearts and heal wounds?”
BALTIMORE (RNS) As they began their annual fall meeting on Monday, the U.S. Catholic bishops heard a pointed challenge from Pope Francis’ personal representative to be pastors and not ideologues — the first step in what could be a laborious process to reshape the hierarchy to meet the pope’s dramatic shift in priorities.
(RNS) The fight over Catholic Campaign for Human Development anti-poverty effort reflects a longstanding divide over whether a few litmus-test issues — most of which do not include social justice concerns — can or should define what it means to be a Catholic in America.