(RNS) — In the appointment of a new archbishop for Philadelphia, the U.S. church has traded a longtime conservative intellectual leader for a pastoral bishop who is most comfortable being with his people.
(AP) — Nelson Perez will succeed Charles Chaput as leader of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the Vatican announced Thursday, making him the first Hispanic archbishop to lead the region's 1.3 million-member flock.
(RNS) — Breaking with tradition, the meeting did not include a report on the recently concluded Amazon synod.
(RNS) — After Oct. 15, 53% of the cardinal electors will have been appointed by Francis.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Bishops acknowledged they need to update their understanding of the science of sex and gender, and that means updating the church’s theology on sexuality.
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) — And Francis agrees with his critics who say that a pope can be wrong.
(RNS) — Cardinal Joseph Bernardin's 'seamless garment' received magisterial endorsement.
(RNS) This was the Philadelphia prelate's latest jab at the iconic Catholic university, and his strongest defense of Trump and blast at those who demonstrated against him.
(RNS) In his homily at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Cardinal Joseph Tobin declared that the church 'is neither an elite club nor static container of truth.'
(RNS) The stark prognosis is part of a debate on whether Catholicism should be exclusive or inclusive, but Chaput also used this week's speech to slam Catholic Democrats like Joe Biden and Tim Kaine.
(RNS) With the exception of Philadelphia Archbishop Chaput. But is his voice representative of the bishops -- and the pope?
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is auctioning off the Fiat sedan -- one of two Pope Francis used during his U.S. visit in September -- to benefit a children's hospital.
ROME (RNS) The American bishops taking part in a Vatican summit on family life stay at a huge seminary built on a hill overlooking St. Peter’s Basilica. But given the latest round of public sniping, it may not be big enough.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Philadelphia's Chaput said "anxieties are running high" among conservatives, while Chicago's Cupich, a reform-minded delegate, said hard-liners need to be like Francis and chill out.