VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The synod's final recommendations to the pope could have profound impact not only on the Amazon but the entire church.
(RNS) — In the various stories that make Oct. 27 a holy day for so many, we have models of what true righteousness looks like. They are sharp rejoinders of what we should be doing and how we should be living.
(RNS) — In a speech at Notre Dame, the U.S. attorney general put personal morality — and personal religious liberty — above the more traditional Catholic concern for social problems.
(RNS) — Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix alike imbue the character with such fundamental dignity, even in his abasement, that we never forget that we are called to love him, not laugh at him.
(RNS) — While, as Tom Petty sang, we don’t have to live like refugees, we do have to remember what it means to live like a refugee.
(RNS) — How will Billy Graham be remembered? Is his son Franklin damaging that legacy? Historian and Graham biographer Grant Wacker weighs in.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — One participant reported that only a couple of the 185 assembled bishops spoke against the idea during the first week of the synod.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Rather than telling the Amazonians how to deal with their issues, San Diego's Bishop McElroy has talked about how the synod — and the Amazonians — could impact the rest of us.
(RNS) — Houses of worship can publicly disagree with the president's policies without violating federal rules against electioneering by nonprofits. Not that all members of the congregation will be mollified.
(RNS) — 'Two Great Commandments' was supposed to be about love, yet it felt like a refortification of boundaries against LGBTQ people. Again.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Amazonian bishops took the floor at the synod in Rome this week to describe their region's problems in urgent, even personal terms.
(RNS) — The witch trend says something about the current generation's dependence on technology to fashion selves we can identify with and love.
(RNS) — Racial profiling takes a toll on our deepest and most sacred relationships, reason enough to end this damaging and painful practice.
(RNS) — As the number of children in need of homes has risen, in at least half of U.S. states the number of parents who choose to foster is actually falling.
(RNS) — At the first working session of the Vatican's meeting of bishops on the Amazon, Brazilian Cardinal Claudio Hummes urged the bishops to work to stop not only depletion of resources in the region but the social ills that accompany it.