A Brazilian court’s ruling legalizing abortion during the first trimester has caused uproar among politicians with strong ties to Roman Catholic and evangelical faiths, who have gained ground in the current government.
Eco Catholic: The pledges come from seven Catholic organizations on five continents -- the largest joint declaration in the church to date.
Large-scale mining and extractive operations are failing to deliver economic benefits while causing environmental damage and human suffering throughout Latin America, said a coalition of church organizations and environmental groups.
The Churches and Mining Network, which includes Catholic bishops, priests and laypeople, leaders of Christian churches and environmentalists, said in a statement Sunday that governments, church leaders and civil society organizations need to find alternatives to so-called "mega-mining" operations.
Simply Spirit: As the church seeks creative ways to serve local communities, ministerial equality should be high on the agenda, right alongside access to the Eucharist.
The Olympic host city in Brazil and athletes competing there share the same patron saint. But why?
NCR Today: New Vatican press office head; Brazil archbishop resigns; Anti-Francis brigade; White Christians no longer a majority group; Discovery of Philistine cemetery
Archbishop Aldo di Cillo Pagotto took in priests and seminarians, some of whom have been accused of pedophilia. In a letter, Pagotto admitted to "being too trusting."
Eco Catholic: Pope Francis one year ago called for dialogue about the state of "our common home." What's been the impact?
Take and Read: Leonardo Boff's landmark work broadened liberation theology's gaze to include the natural environment.
Faith and Justice: Pope Francis is known for preaching the compassion and mercy of God, but he can be pretty tough on priests and bishops.