(RNS) Francis is a force to be reckoned with. It’s just that no one is sure exactly how, or whether, the reckoning will happen, or what effect it could have. But everyone is scrambling to try to keep ahead of an unpredictable pontiff.
Articles tagged “Vice President Joe Biden”
Highlights from the Catholic vice president’s exclusive interview with the Jesuit magazine America: God gives you the gift to get up and get going.
DERRY, N.H. (Reuters) In his first official day on the presidential campaign trail on Tuesday, Republican Jeb Bush, a Catholic, had sharp words on Pope Francis’ decision to leap into the climate change debate.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Washington National Cathedral is a cavernous, hard-to-heat space, but the atmosphere was warm and intimate Wednesday as Nelson Mandela was honored for his struggle against apartheid.
WASHINGTON (RNS) “We want to enjoy the benefits of this nation and do not expect a free ride, only an equal opportunity,” said the Rev. Becky Keenan, co-pastor of Gulf Meadows Church in Houston.
WASHINGTON (RNS) As he gathered with clergy at the White House Friday, President Obama recounted personal details of his recent Holy Land trip, calling it a chance to experience “the eternal spirit of Easter” and feel closer to Jesus.
(RNS) Since the moment of his election on March 13, Pope Francis has been warmly embraced by his own flock and even the media. But some constituencies in the church are decidedly cautious or even unhappy with Francis, and their grumbling may portend future troubles for the pope.
(RNS) It would be an error to underestimate or write off the Protestant influence in the American political arena. But with the rapid demographic and sociological changes now underway, get ready for Hindus, Jews, Hispanics, Buddhists, Muslims, gays, women, atheists and many other groups to head up future presidential tickets. By A. James Rudin.
(RNS) Vice president Joe Biden sits to the left of Catholic doctrine on abortion and other life issues. Fellow Catholic Paul Ryan, the newly minted GOP vice presidential candidate, sits to the right of his church on fiscal policy. If the 2012 presidential campaign proves anything, it's that there is no perfect Catholic politician. By Daniel Burke.