(RNS) — In a rerun of a 2016 case, the Supreme Court shouldn't be required to settle what the parties ought to have settled themselves.
(RNS) — Breaking with tradition, the meeting did not include a report on the recently concluded Amazon synod.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — On his flight back from a weeklong trip to Africa, Pope Francis answered critics of his papacy, saying that although he hopes for dialogue he’s not afraid of a schism.
(RNS) — A controversy over a Seattle man’s blessing at a Catholic church points up the differences between a peaceful death and assisted suicide.
SAO PAOLO (RNS) — The apparently intentional escalation of fires in the Amazon rainforest has contributed to a growing political split between Catholics and some Protestant groups and President Jair Bolsonaro's evangelical supporters.
(RNS) — Others may soon respond to mass shootings by ignoring it. No matter how horrible something is, if it is repeated time and time again, we get accustomed to it.
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Baltimore Auxiliary Bishop Mark Brennan will lead the Wheeling-Charleston diocese after a scandal over the former bishop's sexual harassment of adults and lavish spending.
(RNS) — Only 4% of bishops named MSNBC as their preferred news station, compared to 28% of Catholics overall who listed it as a source for information about government and politics.
(RNS) — The fact that the accuser is an adult has not spared the church new scrutiny about its slowness to respond to sexual misconduct claims or about what experts have been quick to call confusion regarding what constitutes consent.
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.
(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) — To those of us who’ve closely followed the Catholic Church’s distressing self-inflicted scandal for decades, the current flurry of meetings without action is depressingly familiar.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — In a season of merrymaking, the bishop reminds Kenyans, 'Let us share the joy and whatever we have with the poor, orphans and widows.'
(RNS) — While they can still negotiate from a position of power, the proponents of religious liberty should offer to negotiate a grand compromise on reproductive rights.
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.