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Pope Francis said the scene “is a genuine way of communicating the gospel..."
Pope Francis wants you to set up a Nativity scene to fight banal consumer Christmas
by: Claire Giangravé VATICAN CITY, Dec. 5, 2019 (RNS) — On Thursday (Dec. 5), the Vatican hosted a Christmas tree lighting ceremony ahead of the holidays, but it was theRead More
The use and possession of weapons should be made “immoral” under official Catholic teaching...
Pope says no more nukes —even possessing nuclear weapons is “immoral”
by: Emily Churchill ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE, Nov. 26, 2019 (RNS) — Pope Francis’ view on nuclear weapons can be summed up in a few simple words. Just say no.Read More
The pope urged the global community to eliminate the threat of nuclear weapons...
In Japan, Pope Francis condemns nuclear weapons as immoral
by: Claire Giangravé HIROSHIMA, Nov. 24, 2019 (RNS) — Speaking before survivors of the 1945 bombing of Hiroshima, Pope Francis called nuclear weapons and their possession “immoral” and suggested thatRead More
Gomez, 67, is currently the conference's vice president — a post that by tradition serves as springboard to the presidency.
Hispanic immigrant in line to lead US Catholic bishops
by: David CraryNov. 11, 2019 (AP) — Clergy sex abuse is once again on the agenda as U.S. Catholic bishops meet this week — but so is a potentially historicRead More
Calling on clerics to be “courteous” to combat political polarization...
Catholic Bishops call for ‘full strength’ of church to fight gun violence
by: Jack Jenkins BALTIMORE, Nov. 11, 2019 (RNS) — As the 2020 election season heats up, leaders of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops opened their annual fall meeting (Nov.Read More
In 2018-19, 47% of Latinos identified as Catholic, down from 57% a decade ago.
Study finds US Latinos are no longer majority-Catholic. Here are some reasons why.
by: Alejandra Molina LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8, 2019 (RNS) — Emmanuel Perez was about 15 years old when he decided the Catholic faith was not for him. Perez’s cousin hadRead More