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Clergy sex abuse suits could bankrupt San Diego diocese

By Associated Press — February 13, 2023
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Cardinal Robert McElroy, archbishop of San Diego, cited 'staggering' legal costs in dealing with some 400 lawsuits alleging priests and others sexually abused children.

Pope worried about Nicaraguan bishop sentenced to 26 years

By Megan Janetsky — February 13, 2023
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday expressed sadness and worry at the news that Bishop Rolando Álvarez, an outspoken critic of the Nicaraguan government, had been sentenced to 26 years in prison.

Chronicling Los Angeles’ iconic Virgin of Guadalupe street art

By Alejandra Molina — February 10, 2023
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — 'Whenever you see a virgencita you feel safe. You know that your people, your gente, your raza are around,' said Oscar Rodriguez Zapata.

His popular blog debunks Christian myths. With the profits, he does the Christian thing.

By Yonat Shimron — February 10, 2023
(RNS) — Bart Ehrman is known for challenging established Christian teachings. But there’s a part of him that still honors his abandoned Christian faith and what he sees as its moral obligations, such as giving to charity.

These Catholic nuns are raised up on Eagles’ wings

By Elizabeth E. Evans — February 10, 2023
(RNS) — Catholic nuns in the Philadelphia area are preparing for Sunday's Super Bowl between their beloved Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs with prayer (and a few small wagers).

Planning for our post-Roe world

By Charles C. Camosy — February 9, 2023
(RNS) — Everyone in the pro-life movement sees this as a moment for doing something new.

New Catholic clergy sexual abuse report from Fordham charts a path forward

By Kathryn Post — February 9, 2023
(RNS) — ‘To me, placing survivors’ stories first is about cultural transformation,’ said The Rev. Gerard McGlone.

Eucharistic prayer is the heart of the Eucharist

By Thomas Reese — February 7, 2023
(RNS) — The Eucharistic prayer is the most important and least understood prayer in the Mass.

Pope, Anglican, Presbyterian leaders denounce anti-gay laws

By Nicole Winfield — February 6, 2023
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — The three Christian leaders spoke on LGBTQ rights during an unprecedented joint airborne news conference Sunday.

Pope accuses critics of exploiting Pope Benedict XVI’s death

By Nicole Winfield — February 6, 2023
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis accused some of his critics Sunday of taking advantage of retired Pope Benedict XVI’s death.

Pope urges Congo youth to reject corruption and they respond

By Jean-yves Kamale, Nicole Winfield, and Christina Malkia — February 2, 2023
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Deafening cheers and chants greeted Francis on his last full day in Congo as he joined tens of thousands of young people at the Martyrs’ Stadium in the capital, Kinshasa. The Vatican said more than 65,000 people attended.

Progressive National Baptists to deploy $1 million grant to boost ‘compelling preaching’

By Adelle M. Banks — January 31, 2023
(RNS) — The Lilly Endowment grants to the 32 organizations total $31.7 million and were distributed in November.

The Jewish roots of the Eucharist

By Thomas Reese — January 31, 2023
(RNS) — Today’s Christian Eucharist is a combination of the Jewish synagogue service and Passover meal as adapted by the early Jewish Christians.

Synod officials caution bishops to put Catholics’ needs over their own agendas

By Junno Arocho Esteves — January 30, 2023
(RNS) — The warning seemed aimed at the German bishops' approach to the Synodal Path.

The Catholic Church’s upcoming discussion of homosexuality

By Mark Silk — January 30, 2023
(RNS) — The relaxation of doctrine for pastoral purposes is itself a Christian doctrine. Is Pope Francis headed that way?
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