(RNS) — More than 1,500 students descended on Washington, D.C., this week to lobby Congress on global warming and DACA, the program protecting immigrants who have lived in the U.S. for most of their lives from deportation.
(RNS) — The recent Amazon synod has exposed just how far conservative Catholicism has been reshaped in the image of American evangelicalism.
(RNS) — Weird Christianity may still be a fringe identity, but it gets at a much bigger question about the future of Christianity in an increasingly fragmented, irreligious age.
HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas grand jury has declined to indict the onetime deputy to Cardinal Daniel DiNardo on charges he sexually assaulted a married woman in a case that raised questions about consent in the #MeToo era.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The theft of four versions of 'Our Lady of the Amazon' has succeeded in pushing the conservative opposition to Pope Francis' agenda to the fore.
(RNS) — As the number of children in need of homes has risen, in at least half of U.S. states the number of parents who choose to foster is actually falling.
SÃO PAULO (RNS) — Its opposition to the Pan-Amazon synod's goals has given a group of conservative Catholic organizations new life as a wedge of the Brazilian president's populist base.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Organizers of the Synod on the Pan-Amazon Region defended plans to introduce debate on married priests, saying the proposal represents the “the voice of the local church,” not a decision by the pope.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Invoking the alliance between President Ronald Reagan and St. John Paul II, the secretary of state and Vatican officials stressed religious freedom and other issues on which the current president and pope agree.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Cardinal Marc Ouellet acknowledged the Amazon region's priest shortage and said he was open to debate about it during this month's Amazon synod.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — All eight of the state's Roman Catholic dioceses face financial pressures as a result of the state's new Child Victims Act.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The referrals are the result of an investigation into church records of more than 2,000 priests and 300 deacons, seminarians and religious women.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — On his flight back from a weeklong trip to Africa, Pope Francis answered critics of his papacy, saying that although he hopes for dialogue he’s not afraid of a schism.
BOSTON (RNS) — The data will help individuals hoping to trace back their family ancestry, as well as historians, genealogists, economists and other scholars looking for bulk data for their research.
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Baltimore Auxiliary Bishop Mark Brennan will lead the Wheeling-Charleston diocese after a scandal over the former bishop's sexual harassment of adults and lavish spending.