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Catholicism

Brittany Muller combines Christianity and the cards in ‘The Contemplative Tarot’

By Emily McFarlan Miller — September 13, 2022
(RNS) — ‘The Contemplative Tarot’ explains the history of tarot and gives some examples of how Christians can incorporate the cards into their spiritual practice.

‘Media nuns’ say goodbye to sweet home Chicago after more than 40 years

By Emily McFarlan Miller — September 12, 2022
CHICAGO (RNS) — The Chicago book center and convent is one of four locations that the Daughters of St. Paul are closing in the United States as the order reconfigures its presence across the United States and Toronto.

The leadership lessons of Queen Elizabeth and Christ the King

By Thomas Reese — September 12, 2022
(RNS) — We still long for a powerful leader who shows humility and a commitment to duty and service.

In Kazakhstan, Pope Francis is expected to appeal for peace in Ukraine

By Claire Giangravé — September 12, 2022
(RNS) — The head of the Orthodox Church in Moscow, Patriarch Kirill, will not be attending the interfaith meeting with the pope.

Suicide is not a sin to be judged

By Jacob Lupfer — September 9, 2022
(RNS) — Views among believers and faith leaders concerning suicide have evolved to be more sensitive and compassionate.

Padim Ciço, Brazil’s greatest folk saint, to be beatified

By Eduardo Campos Lima — September 7, 2022
SAO PAULO (RNS) — Almost 90 years after his death, the once excommunicated priest may officially become a saint.

How Pope Francis’ welcoming message transformed a trans community in Rome

By Claire Giangravé — September 7, 2022
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — While Pope Francis' steps toward openness to the LGBTQ community haven't changed church doctrine, outside Vatican circles they have been seen as earthshaking.

Mikhail Gorbachev’s tragic legacy in the Russian Orthodox Church

By John P. Burgess — September 7, 2022
(RNS) — The Russian leader ended 70 years of repression of the Russian Orthodox Church but opened the way for other faith groups.

Mother Teresa: The first great saint of the television era

By Jon M. Sweeney — September 7, 2022
(RNS) — Her story is so well known that we don’t really know her.

Jesuits remain in Mexican mountains after priests’ killings

By Fabiola SÁnchez — September 6, 2022
(AP) — Despite the killings of two priests and continuing safety concerns, the Jesuit order dismissed any idea of closing its mission in the Tarahumara Mountains of Chihuahua state

In new interview, Pope Francis says trips to Moscow and Kyiv are ‘up in the air’

By Claire Giangravé — September 6, 2022
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Pope Francis said only ‘animals’ refuse dialogue while addressing the Ukrainian and Russian war.

John Paul I, briefly serving, ‘smiling” pope, is beatified

By Frances D'emilio — September 6, 2022
VATICAN CITY (AP) — John Paul I, the pontiff recognized for his humility and cheerfulness, and whose abrupt death shocked the world, was beatified on Sunday by Pope Francis.

You’ve seen ‘The Rings of Power,’ but have you heard of this tiny museum housing J.R.R. Tolkien’s treasures?

By Emily McFarlan Miller — September 2, 2022
(RNS) — The collection of letters and books has grown to become the Marion E. Wade Center, one of the foremost research centers not only on Lewis, but also Tolkien and five other British Christian authors who had influenced Lewis’ work.

She was an early church deacon. Catholic women now want to reclaim her example.

By Yonat Shimron — September 2, 2022
(RNS) — On Saturday (Sept. 3), 56 pilgrims from four countries will gather in Mexico City to celebrate St. Phoebe’s feast day and consider how they might urge the church to reclaim the diaconate for women.

Think of Pope John Paul I’s life, not his death, supporters of his beatification say

By Claire Giangravé — September 2, 2022
(RNS) — Rumors surrounding Pope John Paul I’s sudden death have obscured the legacy of his life for too long, postulants for his sainthood said.
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