(RNS) The high-level summit of bishops from around the world that Francis convenes of Sunday will spend most of the month arguing about how, and whether, the Catholic Church can change — and the fate of his papacy may rest on the outcome.
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(RNS) It’s another “first” for the little-known but influential movement known as Reconstructionist Judaism.
(RNS) There have been other attempts to reorganize the Curia, but many have resisted efforts to reform the papal bureaucracy; they know that popes come and go, but the Vatican civil service remains.
(RNS) The Catholic Church has always taught that sin is sin, but few people see killing someone as equivalent to marrying a lifelong same-sex partner.
(RNS) Pope Francis isn’t a fan of being cooped up inside the Vatican, and he may not be for very long. That and other juicy tidbits from his two-year anniversary interview.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Transforming the dynamic of Vatican power is key to what Pope Francis considers his greater goal: reorienting Catholicism itself to face the new challenges of the third millennium.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “For Jesus, what matters above all is reaching out to save those far off, healing the wounds of the sick, restoring everyone to God’s family,” the pope said. “And this is scandalous to some people!”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Avoid “that smoldering anger which makes us brood over wrongs we have received,” Francis told the new princes of the church. “No! This is unacceptable in a man of the church.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “You see the function of cardinal, the position of a cardinal, is changing,” Cardinal-designate Berhaneyesus Souraphiel of Ethiopia said. “It’s no more a big honorific task.”