(RNS) Some U.S. dioceses, which account for nearly half of all annulment cases in the global Catholic Church, no longer charge fees, usually about $400, to obtain an annulment.
Articles tagged “Vatican”
(RNS) As Pope Francis often does, he is shifting the focus from the “rules” to the principle behind the rules, even on such closed-book issues as birth control.
(RNS) Pope Francis said Thursday (Jan. 15) he plans to canonize 18th-century Franciscan missionary Junipero Serra during the papal visit to the U.S. in September, an indication that the pontiff may be mulling a stop near the U.S.-Mexico border.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “The Vatican and the pope may be targets … but it is not opportune to feed a state of particular alarm, because at the moment it is neither justified or well-founded,” the Vatican’s chief spokesman said.
(RNS) Sister Donna Markham will be the first female chief of Catholic Charities USA in its 105-year history.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Romero’s sainthood cause languished amid lingering Vatican suspicion of Liberation Theology, which flourished under Romero and was suppressed by both Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI.
(RNS) Bishop Johan Bonny has been touted as a future leader of Belgium’s Catholic hierarchy, but will his controversial proposals hurt his prospects?
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Yazidis are a Kurdish-speaking people who follow an ancient religion blending elements of Zoroastrianism, Islam, Christianity and local folk beliefs.
(RNS) Why aren’t more men entering the priesthood? A leading U.S. cardinal blames altar girls and a church that’s become “too feminized.”