(RNS) The Manhattan pastor is popular — but his Presbyterian denomination does not ordain women or gays, and his traditionalism has some criticizing the more liberal Princeton Theological Seminary for giving Keller an award.
(RNS) The sharp debate that broke out among believers suggests that any Christian rationale for the nation’s social safety net depends on how you translate a single Greek word in the Gospel of Matthew.
(RNS) As the pontiff marks the fourth anniversary of his election, reports of plotting in the Vatican and a 'civil war' in the Catholic Church are rampant. But a reality check suggests a different story.
(RNS) The decision to invite the vice president caps months of intense debate over the wisdom of bringing Trump to campus. But it raises other potential concerns.
(RNS) He won praise from pundits and the public for appearing 'presidential' in his first address to Congress. But a few religious conservatives are upset that Trump ignored their concerns.
(RNS) The president has vowed to gut the law barring clergy and churches from politicking without risking their tax-exempt status. But his promise may be more symbol than substance.
(RNS) The Catholic priest, who fled to the U.S. from war-torn Vietnam as a youth, wrote the president asking that his citizenship be given to a refugee barred under Trump’s Muslim travel ban.
(RNS) The chair of the board of SNAP said it would focus on developing local support groups despite the upheaval.
(RNS) Barbara Blaine's surprise departure from SNAP follows a lawsuit by a former employee alleging that the organization colluded with lawyers to refer clients and profit from settlements.
(RNS) The president’s decision to continue Obama’s policy was lost amid anger over the travel ban and the ecstasy over his Supreme Court pick. But Trump’s move began to draw delayed responses from social conservatives.
(RNS) Trump's words break from the traditional language followed by the president's Democratic and Republican predecessors, and upset some Jewish leaders.
(RNS) This was the Philadelphia prelate's latest jab at the iconic Catholic university, and his strongest defense of Trump and blast at those who demonstrated against him.
(RNS) A member of the nation’s most famous Catholic clan, Shriver talks about his new book on the pontiff, and how it changed him.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) Grand Master Matthew Festing had been locked in a bitter dispute with the Vatican over the firing of another leader of the ancient chivalric order.
(RNS) David Clohessy, longtime executive director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, said his departure had nothing to do with allegations that the group colluded with plaintiff lawyers to profit from settlements.