VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The groups considered everything from the ordination of women as deacons to the creation of a separate rite for the region.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Over the past year, the Vatican has collected a vast trove of information from some 87,000 researchers, clergy and other collaborators in the nine majority Catholic Amazonian countries.
(RNS) — As the Catholic sexual abuse crisis has rolled on, the demand that the bishops be held accountable has become the focus of inquiries from the Vatican to attorney general offices across the U.S.
LONDON (RNS) — The archbishop's decision to exclude three same-sex spouses from North America has caused soul-searching and outrage on both sides of the Atlantic.
(RNS) — 'We were at the border yesterday. The emergency is not here,' one bishop said.
(RNS) — Saying that the Catholic church did not protect children is wrong. We should not blame the the people of God for the sins of the hierarchy.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Younger Catholics want the church to be more inclusive. But as Catholic leaders wrap up a monthlong synod, they disagree on how to do that — or even how to refer to gay people in official synod documents.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The pontiff said in a letter to the Chilean church's Episcopal Conference that he is 'impressed by the reflection, discernment and decisions' taken by bishops when they met last week.
(RNS) — The votes mark an inclusive step forward for the 'most white' of the nation's mainline Protestant denominations, according to Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton.
Paris (RNS) — Welcome to the confusing world of Catholic translations, where linguistics, theology, ecumenism and power politics clash despite the church’s claim to universalism.
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Archbishop Anthony Apuron already faces multiple allegations of sexual abuse of altar boys in the 1970s.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The survey of bishops and pastors is part of the preparation for the 2018 Synod of Bishops, which will focus on young people.
(REUTERS) One of the obstacles to improving relations is the question of who should be able to appoint senior clergy.
BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) Some Chinese Catholics are not ready to accept reconciliation with a government that has persecuted them for years.
(RNS) The apology was read aloud in all Catholic churches in the local Kinyarwanda dialect on Sunday (Nov. 20).