It's not just about American Catholicism.
(RNS) — The USCCB began as a war council gathered to present a patriotic Catholic face at a critical time for the US and American Catholics.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Bishops acknowledged they need to update their understanding of the science of sex and gender, and that means updating the church’s theology on sexuality.
(RNS) — They are a distinct dimension of the credit union industry, offering a consumer-focused alternative to payday lenders and impersonal larger banks — along with shared religious beliefs.
(RNS) — The conservative opposition to Pope Francis is boldly going to a place it once considered heretical.
(RNS) — When you've got a church that's been around for the better part of two millennia, there's a lot of history to learn from.
GRAPEVINE, Texas (RNS) — The four-day bilingual gathering was called a 'crucial turning point for the Catholic Church in America' as the U.S. bishops discerned ways to better respond to its coming Latino majority.
(RNS) — Law enforcement officials in at least seven states appear to be launching their own inquiries of their Catholic dioceses, focusing on church files thought to contain decades of allegations of child sex abuse by priests.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Critics say the Diocese of Lincoln is now paying the price for its unwillingness to participate in key reforms enacted in the wake of the 2002 Boston clergy abuse scandal.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (RNS) — Disability practices aren’t uniform across Catholic schools, and families wanting a Catholic education for their disabled children face tough choices.
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.
(The Conversation) — Pope Francis has expressed sympathy with the victims of clergy sex abuse, but an important reason for crisis is the church’s Code of Canon law, which the pope alone can change.
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.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Cases of Catholic priests raping and molesting children, and of bishops covering up for them, have erupted on nearly every continent in recent years.
BANGUI, Central African Republic (RNS) — In Bangassou, St. Peter Claver Cathedral has opened its doors to some 2,000 Muslims. But Muslims and their protectors live in constant fear of attack amid threats from Christian militia.