The Church of England's governing body has approved new proposals that would allow women bishops to be ordained by this time next year.
Those killed in and missing after an October earthquake and Typhoon Haiyan were remembered Saturday during a prayer service "to express communion and solidarity" with survivors.
The so-called "luxury bishop" or "Bishop Bling" of Limburg agreed to pay a fine of 20,000 euros rather than contest charges that he perjured himself before the Hamburg District Court.
The court press office announced Monday that Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst had paid the fine, which is about $27,000. Hamburg prosecutors had charged him with lying to the court in a case involving the magazine Der Spiegel.
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Tagaytay City, Philippines – Evoking the memories of four women, two of them Maryknollers, who were murdered in El Salvador nearly 33-years-ago, Maryknoll Sister Helen Graham today stressed here the importance of solid theological education as the key to unlocking the prophetic future for Asia’s religious congregations.
Mother Agnes Mariam on a speaking tour of the U.S. said she wants all foreign parties out of Syria so reconciliation can be negotiated.
The devastation brought on by Super Typhoon Haiyan is on a scale so big it is "unimaginable," said Jesuit Fr. Edwin Gariguez, head of Caritas in the Philippines.
"This is beyond our capacity," Gariguez told Catholic News Service by phone from Cebu province Wednesday. "That's the reason why we have our Caritas network with us now."
An LCWR initiative to seek out hidden and under-supported global south religious communities in the U.S. gained a wider audience this week.
Women religious from throughout Asia began to gather here over the weekend as the nation -- and wider world -- was awakening to the vast devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan.
The typhoon, with winds closing in on 200 miles per hour and causing waves more than a story high, ripped through the central section of this nation on Friday, causing widespread destruction, displacement, and some 10,000 deaths.
No one-size-fits-all solution exists to end food insecurity around the globe, but world leaders must act beyond voicing their commitment to seeking food security for all, the Vatican nuncio told a U.N. gathering.
"Hunger is not caused by the lack of sufficient food to feed every person on the planet" but by social structures and failure to prioritize basic human rights, Archbishop Francis Chullikatt said in an Oct. 29 address to a session on agriculture development, food security and nutrition during a session of the U.N. General Assembly.