MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Sentencing the most senior Catholic clergyman to be convicted of child sex abuse, the judge said Pell showed 'staggering arrogance.'
(RNS) — Sister Orla Treacy received a Women of Courage Award from the U.S. State Department for her efforts to educate girls in a war-torn country that values brides over female scholars.
EBENSBURG, Pa. (RNS) — When local district attorney Kelly Callihan referred an abuse claim against her family’s erstwhile pastor to state authorities, she initiated a series of investigations that renewed the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse crisis nationwide.
SAO PAOLO, Brazil (RNS) — The Brazilian president's security chief was quoted in a recent news story about the synod, saying, 'We are worried about it and want to neutralize it.'
LONDON (RNS) — This spring, a half-century after the Vatican's first conference on unbelief, scholars will again gather in Rome to discuss research on the nature of non-religion.
PARIS (RNS) — The state subsidies to churches have survived due to a provision in the law that makes ending them more costly than continuing to pay.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — Muslim and Christian clerics urged Kenyans to forge ahead together despite the militant Islamist group's attempt to use religion to put a wedge between them.
(RNS) — With the report, all of the Jesuits' U.S. provinces have unveiled their lists of credibly accused priests, but critics say more steps are needed to stifle abuse.
(The Conversation) — What many Catholics don't realize is that staying in the church does not mean agreeing with its policies.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — Despite opposition from local Catholic church leaders, young and old men have taken advantage of a 4-year-old law liberalizing the practice.
ROME (RNS) — One of the most influential Catholic theologians, Cardinal Walter Kasper has in recent years been swept up in Pope Francis’ effort to make the Catholic Church more compassionate and inclusive.
(RNS) — A year ago Bill Hybels was the pastor of one of the nation's most influential megachurches, Theodore McCarrick was a prince of the Catholic Church, and Michael Curry was the relatively unknown head of a mainline Protestant denomination.
(RNS) — Two years after the country's Roman Catholic bishops brokered a deal to delay elections, they are framing the vote as a chance to reclaim the country for justice and peace.
(RNS) — Advocates for the abused praised the move toward transparency but called it 'long overdue and prompted only by pressure from prosecutors, parishioners and the public.'
(The Conversation) — Dorothy Day, who died 38 years ago this week, was able to discern beauty in the midst of her harsh and demanding life. In that, she has a lesson for the times we live in.