(RNS) — Well-liked and respected at home, the bright and pastorally minded archbishop of Manila has all of the attributes prized by Francis.
(RNS) — The Scriptures support the optimistic view that we still have a chance to make the world welcoming for Christ and the view that Christ will come to end a world we've made a mess of.
(RNS) — Breaking with tradition, the meeting did not include a report on the recently concluded Amazon synod.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — A Los Angeles County Catholic high school has made headlines after a teenage girl told BuzzFeed News that school administrators forced her into counseling for being gay.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — In 2018-19, 47% of Latinos identified as Catholic. That’s down from 57% a decade ago, according to a new Pew Research Center report.
(RNS) — The American Catholic hierarchy isn't ready to follow the synod's search for real-world solutions. Too many conservatives believe that if we simply return to the old ways of doing things, everything will be fine.
(RNS) — The bishops, under the leadership of Pope Francis, have once again found their prophetic voice, at least in the Amazon.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Meeting in Rome, Catholic bishops from the Amazon recommended that the Pope allow married deacons to become priests in their region as a way to cope with a growing shortage of priests.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The West 'wants the Amazonian people to keep the forest,' said Bishop Karel Martinus Choennie of Suriname, 'but they don’t want to change their lifestyles, and that is the big contradiction.'
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The synod's final recommendations to the pope could have profound impact not only on the Amazon but the entire church.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The specific challenges faced by Amazonia's indigenous people are already being sidelined by conversations about married priests.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — One participant reported that only a couple of the 185 assembled bishops spoke against the idea during the first week of the synod.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Rather than telling the Amazonians how to deal with their issues, San Diego's Bishop McElroy has talked about how the synod — and the Amazonians — could impact the rest of us.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Catholic women attending the summit of bishops at the Vatican on the Amazon region praised the climate of inclusivity and openness ushered in by Pope Francis but insist that equality demands they also have a right to vote.
(RNS) — Theologians, educators and activists from across the country are responding to changes in the border crisis brought on by a new policy for asylum-seekers.