PHILADELPHIA (RNS) In his final Mass before nearly 1 million people, the pope called on the Catholic Church to be open to everyone and to change — flashpoint themes for a major Vatican meeting of bishops next week.
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WASHINGTON (RNS) In a personal and powerful talk, Francis gave the American bishops a new set of marching orders, away from the tempting path of culture warriors and toward an “inclusive” approach that stresses dialogue.
Groups pushing for this include the Church World Service, representing 37 Christian denominations, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, and the Jewish refugee assistance agency HIAS.
ST. LOUIS – Members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops kicked off their annual spring assembly by denouncing racism as an “evil.”
NEW YORK (RNS) Sister Mary Ann Walsh, a quiet nun with a keen wit who led a very public life as a journalist and a longtime spokeswoman for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, died on Tuesday (April 28) after a tough battle with cancer.
(RNS) Support from U.S. Catholic bishops and an alliance of mainline and evangelical leaders are more fodder for the White House as it wages a political battle for approval of a nuclear agreement with Iran.
(RNS) Critics say the movie trailer invites people to a film that, like the books it came from, glamorizes sexual abuse and violence. Nothing Christian — or moral — about it.
(RNS) Sister Donna Markham will be the first female chief of Catholic Charities USA in its 105-year history.
NEW YORK (RNS) In an evocative homily in St. Patrick’s Cathedral the day after two NYPD officers were shot dead, Cardinal Timothy Dolan spoke powerfully of his own anguish and his “worry about a city tempted to tension and division.”