(RNS) — The outpouring of painful reactions demonstrates the limits of Pope Francis' welcoming gestures toward LGBTQ people and is a stark reminder that my church continues to deny people their full humanity.
(RNS) — The president's appearance at this year's March for Life is the kickoff to an expected ‘Catholics for Trump’ campaign that will focus on abortion over immigration, climate change and inequality.
(RNS) — Pastors who think they are protecting the faith by denying pro-choice Catholics Communion should remember that Jesus built his movement by instead inviting the sinful and vulnerable to the table.
(RNS) — The hubris displayed in making sexuality the lynchpin of Catholic identity when bishops have failed to convince their flock that they are prepared to police predators could be countered with some listening.
RNS asked some of the country’s top faith leaders, scholars and activists to consider what changes the religion landscape will see in 2019. Find all their predictions here. As the clergy abuse crisis continues to shake the foundations of the Catholic Church, 2019 will be the Year of the Laity. Catholics in the pews are angry, […]
(RNS) — Francis critics have worked themselves into a frenzy because the first Jesuit pope prioritizes discernment and pastoral theology over a one-size-fits-all rigidity when it comes to the application of doctrine, writes John Gehring.