VATICAN CITY (RNS) — In a city that once launched the Crusades, Francis urged, unite the forces that once nearly destroyed the known world to bear witness to peace.
PARIS (AP) — Jean Vanier, a religious figure who worked with the developmentally disabled in multiple countries over half a century before his death last year, sexually abused at least six women, according to a report.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The latest development in the church's financial scandal is apparently tied to interrogations of five officials who were suspended in October of last year.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — In a country with a long tradition of outspoken theologians, Agnes Wuckelt has her say about Germany's Catholic bishops' two-year summit studying the Church's beliefs on sexuality, love and priestly life.
Josh Whitfield is a husband, a father of four and a relentlessly good-natured priest beloved by the parishioners at Dallas' St. Rita Catholic Community.
(AP) — The controversy that has led fans to question what exactly the New Orleans Saints did for the church and whether it was appropriate.
(RNS) — A failure to appreciate the historical context of the ‘sanctity of life’ has led some to distort its meaning.
(RNS) — After Colorado barred gay conversion therapy for minors, the death of a once-devout college student has spurred debate about how religious counselors handle homosexuality.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — 'This is a tremendous step forward in transparency' and for the rights of victims and the accused, said a veteran canon lawyer.
(AP) — The day the Catholic Church has long feared has come, with 15 states extending or suspending their statute of limitations to allow abuse claims stretching back decades.
(RNS) — George Clements teamed with Black Panthers and helped create space to be both ‘authentically Black’ and ‘truly Catholic.’
CHICAGO (RNS) — The civil rights activist's life turned into a made-for-TV movie after he became the first Catholic priest to adopt a child.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — As a young man, Pope Francis says, he hoped to one day become a missionary in the island nation of Japan, inspired by the Jesuit missionaries who first brought Catholicism there.
BANGKOK (RNS) — Pope Francis praised Thai Catholics as 'missionary disciples' for their work in health care and serving others during his visit to the mostly Buddhist nation this week.
(RNS) — The problem facing the pope's new head of Vatican finances is not only the church's history of mismanagement and corruption, but a lack of transparency and clear lines of authority.