ROME (RNS) — One of the most influential Catholic theologians, Cardinal Walter Kasper has in recent years been swept up in Pope Francis’ effort to make the Catholic Church more compassionate and inclusive.
(RNS) — The main reason church weddings are dropping is that more people are raised without religion.
(RNS) — Divorce is one of life’s tragedies. But it is not futile to lift up prayers of hope.
(RNS) Pope Francis is not afraid of open discussion in the church. Well, he got it.
Agreement on a principle is just the beginning of a moral conversation.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) In a message to wrap up the Holy Year of Mercy, the pontiff adds that all priests will continue to be able to absolve the 'grave sin' of abortion.
(RNS) “We have to repeat the doctrine, but the pastoral practice is what we are talking about. That’s why we are having a synod," says Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl.
(RNS) Throughout the history of the church, apostles and bishops and theologians have often clashed, publicly and sometimes fiercely, to reach a conclusion on the very essentials of the faith.
ROME (RNS) The speech by Bishop Nunzio Galantino, an ally of Pope Francis, is the latest salvo in a debate that is heating up ahead of an October meeting of the world's top bishops to discuss the church's policies toward today's families.