(RNS) Starting in 2008, the Vatican wanted to make sure American nuns were toeing the line. That inquiry ended Thursday.
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(RNS) The statement and final report seemed to represent a quiet and merciful end to what had been a noisy showdown between Rome and the nuns — and one the Vatican never seemed likely to win.
NEW YORK (RNS) Pope Francis hopes his upcoming encyclical on climate change will influence the next round of talks in Paris on global warming.
PARIS (Reuters) France is standing by its nominee to be ambassador to the Holy See despite the Vatican’s failure to confirm his posting for more than three months, a delay that French and Italian media said was due to his sexuality.
ROME (RNS) Rejecting claims that Pope Francis is a theological lightweight, Cardinal Walter Kasper describes Francis as a theologian in his own right whose pastoral approach is setting Catholicism on a new course.
(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) Are there signs of a “Francis effect” among U.S. Catholics? Yes and no, but it’s still probably too early to tell.
(Reuters) The museums, visited by about six million people a year who pay at least 16 euros, will close early so the homeless can get VIP treatment in the Sistine Chapel with its famous Michelangelo frescoes.
(RNS) Pope Francis is trying to tighten church teaching against the death penalty. Not all American Catholics, however, are convinced.