5 Moral Challenges Caused by Food Injustice

Joseph Ratzinger, who recently stepped down as Pope Benedict XVI, was not as popular, let alone as saintly, as his predecessor John Paul II. But he has acquired a well-deserved reputation as the “Green Pope,” making the Vatican the first carbon-neutral...

Pope Benedict XVI’s Cardinals: More Roman, Less Catholic

(RNS) For Americans who take note of the pomp and circumstance—and politics—at the Vatican, the big news on Friday (Jan. 6) was that Pope Benedict XVI had included New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan, and former Baltimore Archbishop Edwin O’Brien, among the 22 churchmen...

The President and the Pope

More and more reports reveal that some ultra-conservative members of religious organizations had an illegal hand in the 2004 election. One of the agendas that has opened some eyes are the sermons from many a Protestant and Catholic pulpit to vote Republican in last...

Pope Calls on Interfaith Dialogue to Denounce Violence

Pope John Paul II convened leaders of various religions in the medieval hill-town of Assisi, Italy, last Thursday to proclaim that religion must never be used to justify violence. Some 200 imams, patriarchs, monks and rabbis from around the world answered the...