Birth families and cultures are at the center of an emerging theology of family.
The Church’s Faith and Order Commission — which advises on theology — will work with the liturgical commission on looking at questions around gender terms.
Nicaragua signalled that the move, which came a few days after Pope Francis compared the Nicaraguan government to a dictatorship, was “a suspension” of diplomatic relations.
“The Earth can't afford more black belts in shopping and using things up.”
Hundreds of thousands of people in both countries have been left homeless in the middle of winter.
Under the proposals, same-sex couples cannot be married in a Church of England church, but could have a service in which there would be “prayers of dedication, thanksgiving or for God’s blessing on the couple” in church after a civil marriage.
Benedict will lie in state from Monday in St. Peter’s Basilica and his funeral will be held on the morning of Jan. 5. Pope Francis will preside over the ceremony.
Little Amal has traversed more than 5,500 miles to share a poignant plea: “Don't forget about us.”
The killing of a renowned Palestinian American journalist shines a light on Israeli military practices in the Occupied Territories.
Ukrainian security officials have seized the assets of senior clerics and subjected them to other economic, legal, and travel bans.
Sure, "international lending policies" sound boring, but the Bible takes debt — and the people who profit from it — seriously.
As a Christian pastor, a justice advocate, and a lover of the beautiful game, I have watched the 2022 World Cup with a heavy heart.