(RNS) — 'Too often we talk about young people without asking what they think,' said Pope Francis at the opening of a weeklong meeting with young people from all over the world.
(RNS) — By meeting next week with 300 young people from around the world, Pope Francis shows he understands that a bunch of old, celibate bishops are not going to come up with solutions for the Catholic Church’s failure to attract or keep young people.
(RNS) — 'My arrest will be an expression of solidarity with Dreamers who face arrest and deportation if Congress or the president does not do something to protect their legal status,' writes the Rev. Thomas Reese. (Commentary)
(RNS) — The bottom line is that the Chinese government can do whatever it wants to the Catholic Church in China, and no one can do anything about it.
(RNS) — Not only does the church bring the gospel to families, families contribute to the church’s understanding and proclamation of the gospel, Cupich argued in England Friday (Feb. 9).
(RNS) — A Catholic priest should not have a woman in his bedroom at night, but the Rev. Thomas Reese confesses he has become quite dependent on this "smart lady" and is not planning to give her up.
(RNS) — The fundamental problem is that the church has no process for judging bishops that is transparent and has legitimacy with the public.
When HHS does get around to writing its rules, it would do well to listen to the Catholic Health Association in developing rules that protect individual consciences but do not discriminate.
WASHINGTON — Local authorities, the nonprofits, the churches and their volunteers are to be commended and supported for helping the homeless survive the recent bitter cold in the nation's capital.
(RNS) — This is “Ordinary Time" — a boring title for the part of the year that is not Advent, Christmas, Lent or Easter. But it is also an opportunity to be an extraordinary Catholic.
(RNS) — Christians, especially those who believe that Scripture should be the foundation of American law, should be leading the charge in support of Dreamers, refugees and other immigrants.
Conservative Catholic dissidents, who have been attacking Francis, showed their true colors recently by attacking Benedict for his subversive writings and modernist tendencies.
(RNS) — Cardinal Law’s life is a cautionary tale of what can happen to an ambitious cleric who loses sight of his duty to serve the people of God.
(RNS) — We know for a fact that noncelibate men, including married men, also abuse children.
(RNS) — The Republican Party has not learned from the mistakes of the Catholic bishops in dealing with sexual abuse. They are operating out of the same playbook as the bishops did before they wised up and changed their policies.