VATICAN CITY (RNS) — And Francis agrees with his critics who say that a pope can be wrong.
(RNS) — Popes are not supposed to make mistakes. But Francis from the beginning of his papacy has admitted that he is a sinner like every other Christian.
(RNS) — What is remarkable about the critics of Pope Francis is that during the papacies of John Paul and Benedict, they harshly criticized as dissidents and heretics anyone who questioned papal teaching. It is clear that their loyalty was not to the successor of Peter but to their own theological opinions.
(RNS) — Little did McIngvale know that Houston quickly would become a disaster zone — and that he, driven by his faith, would emerge as one of the battered city’s most beloved heroes.
(RNS) Facts, of course, are necessary in any obituary, but facts alone cannot capture the essence of the man who was an extraordinary global leader in building human bridges of mutual respect and understanding between Roman Catholics and Jews.
ROME (RNS) On World Day of Prayer for Peace, Francis lunched with refugees from Syria, Eritrea, Mali and Nigeria, including a 6-year-old and an 8-year-old.
Popes have been interested in heresy and heretics for centuries, and language linking “papacy” and “heresy” continues to prosper down to our own day. The language root of “heresy” connects ...
BERLIN - A cloth with a drop of blood from former Pope John Paul II has been stolen from Cologne Cathedral, German police said.
The church -- repressed for decades after Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution -- now has more autonomy than any organization outside the Communist Party.
NEW YORK (RNS) The Rev. Gustavo Gutierrez is in a sense the Yoda of Catholicism: a small but sage presence who has known vituperation and exile, and who is now able to see his life’s work vindicated.
(RNS) Chicago's Cardinal Francis George thrived under Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI. Under the more progressive Francis, though, "I don’t yet really have an understanding of ‘What are we doing here?’ ”
(RNS) Clearly, say those familiar with the pope’s thinking, he is enjoying himself and is willing to go on as long as God sees fit.
(RNS) If one religion can go from seeing another as contemptible and condemnable, to one that is respected and beloved, it can surely serve as a model for humanity at large.
(RNS) Mehmet Ali Agca's expulsion came two days after he placed flowers on the late pope’s tomb in St. Peter's Basilica on Saturday.
(RNS) By dying at age 29, Maynard signaled that she saw no point in needless suffering. And if suffering is optional, then it might also be spiritually meaningless.