(RNS) — Breaking with tradition, the meeting did not include a report on the recently concluded Amazon synod.
BALTIMORE (RNS) — At one point, a bishop asked for clarification on how to spell 'Reddit.'
(RNS) — It's smaller, more diverse and subject to choice.
(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.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — How to deal with bishops' abuse or negligence is the biggest problem ahead for the Vatican conference on clergy sexual abuse meeting in Rome this week.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Pope Francis’ goals for this week’s meeting on sex abuse have become clear: Win back the trust of the Catholic people by focusing on the victims of abuse.
(RNS) — The formation of a Catholic priest should be challenging intellectually but should also teach him how to empower the people in his parish.
(RNS) — Besides a lack of time to prepare and impossible expectations, even Francis' greatest strength, his pastoral sense, is working against him.
DETROIT (AP) — The Vatican blocked bishops from taking measures to address the scandal because U.S. church leaders didn't discuss the proposals with the Holy See beforehand.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Notably absent from the lineup announced Friday was Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley, who heads the pope's sex abuse advisory commission.
BALTIMORE (RNS) — Some U.S. bishops felt their house was burning down, and the Vatican was asking them to delay turning on the fire hoses.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The synod's report deals with a host of issues of concern to young people: treatment of women in society and in the church, the church’s attitude toward LGBT members, clerical sex abuse, warfare, poverty, migration, human trafficking and corruption. But the work must continue in local churches.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The Catholic bishops of the U.S. announced Tuesday (Oct. 23) that at the behest of Pope Francis they will meet for a weeklong retreat in Chicago in January.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The pope's words came during his homily at the opening Mass for the Synod of Bishops on Young People before a large crowd in St. Peter's Square.
(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.