Faith NewsCindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceOctober 26, 2019
Members of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon asked that women be given leadership roles in the Catholic Church, although they stopped short of calling for women deacons.
Faith NewsCindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceOctober 25, 2019
Referring to the statue as "Pachamama," like many media had done, Pope Francis told bishops at the synod that the statues had been displayed in the Rome church "without any idolatrous intention."
Faith NewsCindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceOctober 21, 2019
Signers of the new document promised to defend the Amazon rainforest, to promote an "integral ecology" of care for people and for the Earth and, "before the avalanche of consumerism," to live "a happily sober lifestyle."
Politics & Society NewsCindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceOctober 21, 2019
"What instructions does the Lord give us for going forth to others? Only one, and it's very simple: Make disciples. But, be careful: his disciples, not our own," the pope said Oct. 20 as he celebrated World Mission Sunday.
Faith NewsCindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceOctober 11, 2019
The Vatican hung banners of the Catholic Church's newly canonized saints four days before the Mass that would officially recognize that they are in heaven with God.
Politics & Society NewsCindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceOctober 09, 2019
Guinean Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, said the people who portray him as an opponent of Pope Francis are being used by the devil to help divide the church.
Politics & Society NewsCindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 18, 2019
In his general audience at the Vatican on Sept. 18, Pope Francis explained that the Catholic Church will endure, despite the frailty and sins of its members, because it is God's project.
Faith NewsCindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 16, 2019
Pray and dialogue for peace, Pope Francis told the Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim and other religious leaders taking part in the meeting.
Politics & Society NewsCindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 16, 2019
Sentencing someone to life in prison without the possibility of parole is "not the solution to problems, but a problem to solve," Pope Francis told Italian prison guards, prison chaplains and officials from the Ministry of Justice.
Faith NewsCindy Wooden - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 07, 2019
Tens of thousands of people of all ages were gathered for the vigil on the wide-open diocesan field at Soamandrakizay Sept. 7; the older folks came because the pope was scheduled to celebrate Mass there the next morning.