In just one generation, Latin America has seen the number of people who identify themselves as Catholic plummet, with more people becoming Protestant or dropping religion altogether.
Catholic scholars from around the world gathered June 6-9 in Miami for the annual CTSA meeting. This year's theme: "Conversion."
Look for strong turnout, robust media interest and unscripted moments when Jorge Mario Bergoglio makes his first trip abroad as Pope Francis when he arrives in Brazil in late July, according to a Brazilian writer and academic.
In the archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro, final preparations are underway for the 2013 World Youth Day with Pope Francis July 23-28 around the sprawling Brazilian city.
NCR Today: At the end of the meeting, outgoing President Susan Ross offered an address reflecting on how the new evangelization might relate to professional theologians.
The Catholic Theological Society of America has chosen Dr. Anne E. Patrick as the 2013 recipient of the John Courtney Murray Award. Considered the Society’s highest honor, the award is given annually to a member who has achieved a lifetime of distinguished theological scholarship.
The Catholic Theological Society of America focused on theme of "Conversion" from theological, ethical, ecclesiastical and global perspectives at their meeting over the weekend.
The Miami Archdiocese has joined the 50 or so other Catholic entities that have filed a lawsuit against the contraceptive mandate.