Is there a better illustration of the frayed state of our collective nerves than the fact that the pope slapped a woman’s hand? Is there a better example of how we should deal with our inevitable imperfections than the pope’s swift and un-caveated apology?
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Seven years ago on Dec. 12, then-Pope Benedict XVI published his first tweet before a crowd of prelates and faithful. With a tap on an iPad, the pontificate was ushered into the world of social media, creating a new space for
Interreligious dialogue is an important way to counter fundamentalist groups as well as the unjust accusation that religions sow division, Pope Francis said.
(RNS) — It is normal and customary to identify Pope Francis's conservative critics as "traditionalists." But much of what they say is a far cry from Catholic tradition — not least their criticism of the pope itself. We need a new way to identify them.
In his address for World Day of the Poor 2019, Pope Francis said the inequalities and social imbalances described in the Bible are largely unchanged today.
Over 70 million people around the world have been forced to leave their homes. Among them are nearly 25.9 million refugees.
Pope Francis has risked the wrath of traditionalists by approving a change to the wording of the Lord’s Prayer. Instead of saying “lead us not into temptation,” it will say “do not let us fall into temptation.”
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis issued a groundbreaking law Thursday (May 9) requiring all Catholic priests and nuns around the world to report clergy sexual abuse and cover-up by their superiors to church authorities.
(RNS) — On Wednesday (March 27), the authors of “The Jewish Annotated New Testament” will present Pope Francis with a signed copy of their book, aimed as a resource for anyone who is interested in a Jewish scholarly perspective on the Christians Scriptures that informs rather than
“I candidly looked around and didn’t recognize what I had become," confessed a Baptist pastor in 2014, active on social media and the blogosphere. "My friends suggested that the over-zealousness of a reckless critic is ultimately no better than error.”