VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The former pope asked to be dropped as co-author of a book, due out in February that appears to disagree with Francis on priestly celibacy, according to an aide.
(RNS) — Priests are hot, from TV's 'Fleabag' to the ubiquitous 'Hot Priest' calendars, but it's not just that they are forbidden. It's that they are coming out of their usual unapproachable roles.
(RNS) — The hard-drinking, foulmouthed priest in Amazon Prime’s series 'Fleabag' has been described as cool. But cool priests don't deny their parishioners the person they really need.
(RNS) — The formation of a Catholic priest should be challenging intellectually but should also teach him how to empower the people in his parish.
Roman Catholics have every reason to be outraged. I am outraged with you and for you, as well.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — Following the killings of several priests in the Central African Republic, Catholic officials worry that clergy are being targeted by armed groups for their peacemaking efforts.
(AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania, on Friday (April 6) made public the names of 34 priests or other members of the clergy who faced credible allegations of sexual abuse or misconduct over the years.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — The church brokered the agreement by which the country's authoritarian leader, President Joseph Kabila, was supposed to have stepped down more than a year ago.
(RNS) We asked senior analyst Father Tom Reese to consider what 2018 will mean for religion.
CASEROS, Argentina (AP) — While Pope Francis struggles to make good on his 'zero tolerance' pledge to fight clerical sex abuse worldwide, victims in his native Argentina are denouncing abuses in unprecedented numbers.
(RNS) — While clergy abuse is well-documented elsewhere in the U.S. and in cities around the world, a similar pattern of allegations in Guam has gone largely unnoticed outside this tiny island.
(RNS) — Earlier this month, the Rev. Charles Kapasa and the Rev. Jean Pierre Akilimali were abducted from the Parish of Notre Dame in the Butembo-Beni Diocese. They have not been seen since.
LONDON (RNS) — But will they convince young people it’s a 21st-century institution they want to join?
(Thomson Reuters Foundation) The ruling applies to all religions in the state, and to women in a religious order as well.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) While noting the statistics presented a 'mixed picture,' the Vatican reiterated 'the positive trend' of Catholic growth, especially in the African continent.