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Josephine McKenna

Josephine McKenna writes for Religion News Service.

Blog Posts by Josephine McKenna

Posted by Josephine McKenna 5 days 11 hours ago
The tug-of-war at the Vatican over calls for the Catholic Church to be more open to gays and cohabiting couples intensified Oct. 16 as conservative bishops sought to rein in or renounce draft...
Posted by Josephine McKenna 5 days 18 hours ago
After two days of fighting between happy liberals and angry conservatives, the Vatican on Oct. 15 dispatched a leading moderate from the U.S. church to tell both sides to temper their...
Posted by Josephine McKenna 1 week 1 day ago
The world’s Catholic bishops on Oct. 13 signaled a move toward greater tolerance of gays and lesbians, an about-face so unexpected that leaders of the church’s right wing called it a “betrayal.”...
Posted by Josephine McKenna 1 week 5 days ago
Pope Francis is tipped to win this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, according to some of the world’s leading bookmakers.The Argentinian pope is currently the 5-2 favorite to win the award, which will be...
Posted by Josephine McKenna 2 weeks 12 hours ago
Pope Francis and his bishops got a wake-up call Oct. 7 from a Wisconsin couple who said the Catholic Church was failing to deal with the collapse of the traditional family.Jeff and Alice Heinzen...