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Catholic bishop praises Jim Caviezel’s speech from QAnon-connected conference

By Jack Jenkins — October 27, 2021
(RNS) — Caviezel, who portrayed Jesus in the 2004 film ‘The Passion of the Christ,’ included criticism of Pope Francis in his speech.
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Pope Francis, emeritus pope among group given third dose of COVID-19 vaccine

By Claire Giangravé — October 27, 2021
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — A top Vatican official said ‘it’s inferable’ that Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI received the third dose during administrations in October.

A look back at the history of US presidential visits to the Vatican

By Claire Giangravé — October 26, 2021
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Historically, the relationship between the Vatican and the Oval Office has often been tense — even occasionally hostile.

Eastern Orthodox patriarch meets with Biden, discusses climate change

By Jack Jenkins — October 26, 2021
WASHINGTON (RNS) — ‘The entire life of the church is a calling to ecological awareness,’ said Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew.

Why it’s hard to find a good Catholic in American politics

By Jacob Lupfer — October 25, 2021
(RNS) — We need a new politics that welcomes the coherent, common-good orientation of Catholic social teaching.  

Vatican census shows Catholicism growing everywhere but Europe

By Claire Giangravé — October 21, 2021
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — As Catholicism grows in Africa and America, Europe sees its faithful diminish, a Vatican survey finds.

Lawmakers join faith leaders to voice support for ‘Build Back Better’ package

By Jack Jenkins — October 20, 2021
WASHINGTON (RNS) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended provisions such as the child tax credit, saying lawmakers should ‘make sure that all children have the opportunity that they deserve — they’re all blessings containing their spark of divinity.’

It’s time to end the Catholic Church’s abortion culture wars

By John Gehring — October 20, 2021
(RNS) — Catholic bishops should spend more time listening to people, including pro-choice Catholic women.

Pope Francis calls for greater female leadership ahead of G-20 summit

By Claire Giangravé — October 20, 2021
(RNS) — The message was only the latest sign of Francis’ intent to expand women’s roles in the church.

Study: Most US Catholic bishops kept silent on Francis’ climate change push

By Daniel R. DiLeo — October 19, 2021
(RNS) — Conservatism appears to have influenced bishops’ treatment of climate change.

In Los Angeles, spiritual convoy urges unity to preserve Apache sacred site Oak Flat

By Alejandra Molina — October 18, 2021
MALIBU, Calif. (RNS) — Apache Stronghold — a coalition of Apaches, other Native peoples and non-Native supporters seeking to preserve Oak Flat — gathered Sunday at the Wishtoyo Chumash Village in Malibu in Los Angeles County as part of a spiritual convoy to San Francisco.

Nun imprisoned over peace activism, Megan Rice, dies at 91

By Associated Press — October 18, 2021
(AP) — 'I had to do it,' Rice once said of her decision to break the law. 'My guilt is that I waited 70 years to be able to speak what I knew in my conscience.'

Raphael Warnock honored with Four Freedoms award in ‘extra step’ for racial justice

By Adelle M. Banks — October 15, 2021
(RNS) — FDR’s granddaughter said of Warnock: ‘his voice is consistently counseling, teaching, making himself vulnerable in order to help the rest of us make sense of the world.’
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