VATICAN CITY (RNS) — A coalition of big-tech companies and interreligious institutions meeting at the Vatican Nov. 14-25 seeks to create a safe environment for children on the internet through cooperation and concrete actions.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Only a few days after the United States officially gave notice of its intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, Pope Francis took the opportunity to praise a gathering of environmental regulators meeting in Rome this week.
(RNS) — The bishops, under the leadership of Pope Francis, have once again found their prophetic voice, at least in the Amazon.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — As word spread that the final document of the Amazon synod will include recommendations about the ordination of women to the diaconate, bishops involved in the synod have taken a stand asking for more female participation and leadership in the Catholic Church.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The West 'wants the Amazonian people to keep the forest,' said Bishop Karel Martinus Choennie of Suriname, 'but they don’t want to change their lifestyles, and that is the big contradiction.'
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.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The synod's final recommendations to the pope could have profound impact not only on the Amazon but the entire church.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The groups considered everything from the ordination of women as deacons to the creation of a separate rite for the region.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — One participant reported that only a couple of the 185 assembled bishops spoke against the idea during the first week of the synod.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Rather than telling the Amazonians how to deal with their issues, San Diego's Bishop McElroy has talked about how the synod — and the Amazonians — could impact the rest of us.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Pope Francis’ 'guardian angel' handed in his wings on Monday. Domenico Giani, the head of the Vatican police force, submitted his resignation amid the latest leaks and scandals surrounding the Catholic institution’s finances.
(RNS) — Like Newman, most of us will never be called to martyrdom. But, also like him, we are meant to use our intellect to reason our way to the moral truths that alone give life meaning and direction.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) —– Newman's conversion to Catholicism at a time when he was already a prominent Anglican priest was controversial, but his promoters believe he could bring divided Christians together.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Amazonian bishops took the floor at the synod in Rome this week to describe their region's problems in urgent, even personal terms.
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.