NEW YORK (RNS) He told world leaders that economic and social exclusion denies human fraternity, offends human rights and the environment with a “culture of waste.”
(RNS) It looks like American conservatives and Obama critics are more upset than anyone else. "I would love to visit and talk to gay and lesbian people," Francis recently told a visiting American priest.
(RNS) Revamping the Vatican and overhauling its bureaucracy is only the beginning of Pope Francis' ambitious agenda, which includes advocating for immigrants, saving the environment and helping resolve international conflicts.
(RNS) As Washington prepares to welcome the pontiff, pols and pundits are trying to figure out if Francis’ appearances will help, or hurt, one party or the other.
(RNS) Behind the Jesuit label lies a brand of spirituality that includes a passion for justice, a missionary zeal, a focus on engaging the wider world and a preference for collaboration.
(RNS) In a turnabout from recent years of tension with Rome, the Catholic sisters -- led by Sister Simone Campbell -- will go on the road to promote social justice themes that are also dear to the pontiff.
(RNS) The priest said he had never intended to make his sexual orientation an issue or to advocate for gay Catholics. But he said he has decided to welcome the opportunity that the crisis presented him.
(RNS) Are Americans ready for a nuanced view of the Spanish missionary's history in California -- and his sanctity -- when Pope Francis arrives in the U.S. with the canonization of Serra on his agenda?
(RNS) Pope Francis’ itinerary for his Sept. 22-27 U.S. visit shows how this “pope of the people” wants to avoid becoming a prisoner of the East Coast “power corridor” during his five days in Washington, New York and Philadelphia.
(RNS) The Vatican on Tuesday (June 30) released details of Pope Francis' itinerary for his Sept. 22-27 visit to the U.S., his first to this country. He will be arriving from Cuba, where he will spend three days, and will visit Washington, New York and Philadelphia. Here are all the details ...