Two Centuries of Tension Between Masons, Catholics

Freemasonry has had a pervasive influence on Anglo-American culture.  Usually open and generous in its racial and religious attitudes, there is one enormous exception to that rule: Roman Catholics. Much of European and American politics over the past two centuries has...

Cardinal Says U.S. Morally Obliged to Protect Iraqis

WASHINGTON (RNS) The nation’s leading Catholic bishop said the U.S. has failed to help Iraqis develop the means and political will to protect its citizens, particularly Christians, dozens of whom have been wounded and killed in recent weeks. “Having invaded Iraq, our...

Five Anglican Bishops Leave for Roman Catholic Church

LONDON (RNS) Five bishops have decided to leave the Church of England and join the Roman Catholic Church under the Vatican’s new program to welcome disaffected Anglicans. The decision by three active and two retired bishops was reported Monday (Nov. 8) by the British...