DETROIT (AP) — The Vatican blocked bishops from taking measures to address the scandal because U.S. church leaders didn't discuss the proposals with the Holy See beforehand.
(RNS) Clearly, the instructions were to vote for a Republican, regardless of character.
(RNS) An outstretched hand is usually received better than a wagging finger.
(RNS) The bishops’ new initiative resisting porn is likely to gain many unexpected allies, including many feminists.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The pope delivered a strong address to the shepherds of the U.S. Catholic church but the flock heard love and respect threaded through his homily.
(RNS) A new survey shows that nearly a year after the Catholic Church introduced a new Mass translation, worshippers have by and large accepted – and even welcomed – the changes. By David Gibson.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI has wrapped up his regular meetings with small groups of U.S. bishops, touching all the hot-button issues of the presidential campaign, from same-sex marriage to religious freedom, and many more. Here's a recap of what he said. By Alessandro Speciale.