(RNS) — The truly bad news of the scandal, of course, has been the horrible abuse of children and the negative effects of the abuse will be with them for the rest of their lives. The good news is that perpetrators have been caught and exposed. Accusations are being investigated and the guilty are being punished.
(RNS) — The American Roman Catholic bishops led last week in calling for an end to a policy that separates immigrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexican border. But while the bishops have been quick to give the president guidance, they are having trouble when it comes to giving advice to Catholic voters.
(RNS) — While Cardinal Dolan and I agree that the bishops are consistently pro-life, other groups, including many Republican politicians, are only pro-life when it comes to restricting abortion, not when it comes to government programs to help women.
(RNS) — Our modern culture breeds anxiety, negativity, says Francis, while asking us to content ourselves with consumerism and ersatz spirituality. Love for God and neighbor is the way to fight back.
(RNS) — Pro-life advocates should strongly support programs that give women a real choice — increasing the minimum wage, free or affordable day care and health care, parental leave programs, education and job-training programs, and income and food supplements.
(RNS) — Pope Francis continues to remake the College of Cardinals so that almost half of the men who will choose his successor have been chosen by him.
(RNS) — The Vatican's new document on economic ethics, 'Oeconomicae et pecuniariae quaestiones,' gives theological backing to Pope Francis’ views on the economy, one of the major themes of his papacy. Too bad it's so badly written its timely and important message may not get read.
(RNS) — In his recent 'Gaudete et Exsultate,' Pope Francis teaches that living the Beatitudes means 'going against the flow' in a world that pushes us in the opposite direction from holiness.
(RNS) — The way to avoid these wrong paths, says Francis, is by reminding ourselves of the primacy of the theological virtues, the center of which is charity.
(RNS) — The pope's latest apostolic exhortation, 'Gaudete et Exultate,' is a rich and powerful message easily accessible to the people of our time from the world’s preeminent spiritual guide.
(RNS) — Popes are not supposed to make mistakes. But Francis from the beginning of his papacy has admitted that he is a sinner like every other Christian.
(RNS) — Looking back, I feel guilty for being so stupid and burying myself in books rather than being part of the historic events of my time.
(RNS) — The pope has in fact spoken of hell in the past in a way that clearly indicates that he believes in it.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — After a weeklong meeting in Rome with Pope Francis, young Catholics called for an authentic and empowering church where they would feel welcomed.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Monsignor Dario Vigano has no one to blame for his demise other than himself.