Christine A. Scheller

Christine A. Scheller is an author at Religion News Service.

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Pope Francis closes Ireland visit with appeals to divided Catholics

By Christine A. Scheller — August 27, 2018
DUBLIN (RNS) — For many, Pope Francis' visit to Ireland was clouded by the latest revelations of clergy sex abuse in the U.S. and Australia and Catholic bishops' attempts to cover them up.

Irish bishops announce divestment from fossil fuels ahead of the pope’s visit

By Christine A. Scheller — August 25, 2018
DUBLIN (RNS) — The move comes in response to Francis’ 2015 environmental encyclical, “Laudato Si,” and follows the introduction of a bill in the Irish Parliament requiring the country’s sovereign wealth fund to divest from all fossil fuels.

At World Meeting of Families, Catholic leaders address sex abuse scandal, LGBT inclusion

By Christine A. Scheller — August 24, 2018
DUBLIN (RNS) — A range of challenges to family life in the 21st century — from poor communication and alienation to sexual misconduct and the treatment of LGBT persons — dominated conversation at the Catholic Church’s World Meeting of Families this week.

Catholics seek encouragement as World Meeting of Families opens in Dublin

By Christine A. Scheller — August 21, 2018
DUBLIN (RNS) — On the agenda of the triennial event, which began Tuesday (Aug. 21) and runs through Sunday, are workshops on topics ranging from domestic violence and migration to incarceration and personal technology.

Billy Graham helped give white evangelicals a pass on civil rights — scholars

By Christine A. Scheller — March 1, 2018
(RNS) — While he is remembered for speaking out against racism and segregation during his later revivals, some scholars argue that he gave white evangelicals a safe alternative to civil rights engagement. 

Why is Pope Francis asking people to pray for him?

By Christine A. Scheller — October 2, 2015
(RNS) For the pope, part of the church’s “pilgrim journey” involves walking together and praying for each other.
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