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Josephine McKenna

Josephine McKenna writes for Religion News Service.

Blog Posts by Josephine McKenna

Posted by Josephine McKenna 3 days 2 hours ago
Pope Francis on Oct. 27 waded into the controversial debate over the origins of human life, saying the big bang theory did not contradict the role of a divine creator, but even required it.The pope...
Posted by David Gibson, Josephine McKenna 6 days 4 hours ago
Pope Francis said Oct. 23 that keeping inmates isolated in maximum security prisons is “a form of torture,” and called life sentences “a hidden death penalty” that should be abolished along with...
Posted by Josephine McKenna 1 week 2 hours ago
Half a dozen men stand nonchalantly in front of a grubby building on one of Rome’s busiest streets as cars whizz past. They stiffen whenever a stranger approaches.But few would guess they’re...
Posted by Josephine McKenna 1 week 3 hours ago
They say you can feast like a king, and now you can eat like a pope after a young chef from the Vatican’s Swiss Guards published a cookbook featuring the favorite recipes of Pope Francis and his...
Posted by Josephine McKenna 2 weeks 2 hours ago
The tug-of-war at the Vatican over calls for the Catholic Church to be more open to gays and cohabiting couples intensified Oct. 16 as conservative bishops sought to rein in or renounce draft...