Catholicism

The real threat of AI isn’t what you think

By Charles C. Camosy — September 29, 2023
(RNS) — AI has the capacity to undermine our understanding of the human person.
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The Vatican’s ‘Synod on Synodality’ is about to begin. Here’s what to know.

By Claire Giangravé — September 27, 2023
VATICAN CITY (RNS) —  The unprecedented gathering of 464 Catholic clergy and laypeople, including women, begins Oct. 4 at the Vatican.

The secret synod

By Phyllis Zagano — September 27, 2023
(RNS) — Too many U.S. Catholics don’t know about the global discussion of the church’s future.

Less-redacted report on Maryland church abuse still redacts names of church leaders

By Brian Witte and Lea Skene — September 27, 2023
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Attorney General’s Office said in a statement last month that the five officials whose names remain redacted “had extensive participation in the Archdiocese’s handling of abuser clergy and reports of child abuse.”

Sex abuse allegations against a deceased cardinal add to the German church’s troubles

By Geir Moulson — September 26, 2023
(AP) — In 2018, a church-commissioned report concluded that at least 3,677 people were abused by clergy in Germany between 1946 and 2014. More than half of the victims were 13 or younger, and nearly a third served as altar boys.

Pope Francis has stacked the next conclave — but will it matter?

By Claire Giangravé and Jack Jenkins — September 25, 2023
(RNS) — In Pope Francis' new global church, the Vatican pastime of predicting the next pope gets increasingly trickier.

Pope decries indifference toward migrants, as he prays for the dead in the French port of Marseille

By Sylvie Corbet and Nicole Winfield — September 22, 2023
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' two-day visit to Marseille is aimed at sending a message well beyond the Catholic faithful to Europe, North Africa and beyond.

Congress needs to live up to its Christian protestations

By John Stowe — September 21, 2023
(RNS) — Do we really want Christian values to prevail?

In Marseille, Pope Francis will make the case for migrants to the world

By Claire Giangravé — September 20, 2023
(RNS) — As a new wave of immigrants enters Europe and nations close borders, the pope will make the case for welcoming.

From exorcist to monster: How Hollywood has recast Catholicism

By Tyler Huckabee — September 20, 2023
(RNS) — The latest movie in ‘The Conjuring’ franchise reflects horror’s loss of faith in faith.

The new Americanism heresy

By Mark Silk — September 20, 2023
(RNS) — Once again, American bishops are at odds with the Vatican.

Vatican considers child sexual abuse allegations against a former Australian bishop

By Rod Mcguirk — September 19, 2023
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The church investigation into Christopher Saunders began last year after the police investigation ended, said Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe, president of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference

Getting ready for the next conclave

By Thomas Reese — September 19, 2023
(RNS) — Pope Francis' cardinal electors do not know each other well; they should take their time to elect a pope.
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