Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have traced 13 billion years of galaxy evolution, from shortly after the Big Bang to the present day. Their simulation (below), named Illustris, captures both the massive scale of the Universe and the intriguing variety of galaxies -- something previous modelers have struggled to do.
A few words by then Pope John Paul II from a July 17, 1985 audience.
If you read only two articles today, you must read these from Global Sister's Report
Prayer is not a civic “ceremony”; it is a sacred time for communication with God. It is not the place of the government to determine how we communicate with God.
Aimed at middle class to upper middle class white women who have everything they need — and want — and still are not happy, the character actors glue the film together.
Working on a tip from “a sharp-eyed correspondent” Religion News Service reporter David Gibson may have unearthed Cardinal Gerhard Müller’s crib sheet: the National Catholic Register and writer Ann Carey.
Pope Francis called for governments to redistribute wealth to the poor in a new spirit of generosity to help curb the "economy of exclusion" that is taking hold today.
NCR Today: Jesuit mission in Homas continues; Catholic teacher contracts; the latest on LCWR; Canada's Liberal Party's pro-choice edict.
No power grid is pitched steeper than that of the Catholic Church; the pope is supremely in charge. A pope may broadly consult with others or may delegate tough chores, but he finally responsible for policies and practices under his papacy.
Pope Francis' role in the current conflicts between Rome and American sisters forces the question of how exactly he is exercising his leadership. Does he sincerely minister with compassion on a personal level while allowing top cardinals to enforce conformity with church rules?
The following is a timeline of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith's investigation of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.
2008: The Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life had ordered a separate investigation, known as an apostolic visitation, of U.S. orders of women religious. The results of that study were submitted to Rome at the end of 2011.