VATICAN CITY (RNS) — According to one Brazilian bishop attending the Vatican summit on the Amazon region, a majority of Brazilian bishops are in favor of allowing the ordination of married men to the priesthood.
(RNS) — People of different faiths are rediscovering the practice of Sabbath, and some point to science suggesting such a day of rest — including time away from social media and digital devices — benefits longevity and mental health.
(RNS) — Responding to climate change requires a moral vision that puts the poor and future generations on an equal footing with ourselves.
(The Conversation) — Just because you believe in evidence-based, scientific research – which is subject to strict checks and procedures – doesn’t mean that your mind works in the same way.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) — Transhumanism is 'a conversation that calls us, that challenges us to develop a deeper theology of technology,' according to Micah Redding, director of the Christian Transhumanist Association.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — 'Is this something we can embrace because it has great potential in medicine or is it something we should think a little more deeply about before we plunge in?' the geneticist asks about advances in gene editing.
(RNS) — As artificial intelligence begins to influence our everyday lives, Catholic thinkers grapple with the moral questions posed by the rise of the machines.
EDINA, Minn. (RNS) — A two-day conference started with a hunch — that youth pastors in America weren't ready to talk about faith and science with the students in their churches.
(RNS) — In his new book, 'The Human Instinct,' the Brown University biologist seeks to counter the message that evolution is dreary, depressing and demoralizing.
(RNS) — 'From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over the whole land' as Jesus was crucified, according the Gospel of Matthew. Was it caused by a solar eclipse? 'Let us Splain ...
(RNS) — On Monday, a solar eclipse will darken skies across the United States, crossing from coast to coast for the first time since 1918. Some people of faith see it as a sign warning of God's judgment on America; others, as cause to wonder at the glory of God in creation.
(RNS) 'The observatory exists to show the world that the Catholic Church supports science,' says Brother Guy Consolmagno, an astronomer from Detroit who is also the observatory’s director.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Francis sent a personal greeting to researchers discussing black holes, gravitational waves and assorted scientific questions at the Vatican Observatory.
(RNS) "We are now large enough to spit in God's face," McKibben says of the human race. "And we are."
(RNS) His virtual appearance at the conference makes Francis the first pope to give a TED Talk, and it highlights his willingness to reach beyond the Vatican walls and to embrace science and technology.