Christianity

Former Southwestern Seminary professor Matt Queen indicted

By Bob Smietana — May 21, 2024
(RNS) —The indictment is the first public acknowledgment from the U.S. Department of Justice that it is investigating the SBC and its entities.
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At a Wyoming paper, praying — and paying — for local news

By Mark I. Pinsky — May 21, 2024
(RNS) — A 135-year-old weekly called the News Letter Journal is attempting to tap the Christian faith community to help its bottom line. 

Pope Francis, Cardinal Parolin voice hope for future of Chinese-Vatican relations

By Claire Giangravé — May 21, 2024
(RNS) — The pope spoke at a conference underlining the need for Catholic faithful to balance faith and patriotic loyalty.

Mosques that change to welcome families with disabilities change everything

By Dilshad Ali — May 20, 2024
(RNS) — Failure to welcome people living with disabilities marginalizes their families as well.

Latin Patriarch Pizzaballa’s visit provides Palestinians a basic human need: Hope

By Daoud Kuttab — May 20, 2024
(RNS) — The visit is a reminder that the Gaza war is not a religious one and certainly not a Jewish-Muslim conflict.

‘Mary gardens’ bring Catholic piety to the garden

By Bridget Retzloff and Kayla Harris — May 20, 2024
(The Conversation) — In the 20th century, an engineer from Philadelphia encouraged others to create their own Mary gardens and established a company that sold seeds with Marian plant names.

Why US Catholics are planning pilgrimages in communities across the nation

By Peter Smith — May 20, 2024
(AP) — The pilgrimage amounts to an effort to revive a type of mass devotion that was once more common in past generations of Catholicism in the U.S. and beyond.

Landslide forces closure of iconic Southern California chapel designed by Frank Lloyd Wright’s son

By Stefanie Dazio — May 20, 2024
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. (AP) — An attractive location for movies and weddings, the cliffside spot on the Palos Verdes Peninsula has also contributed to its downfall.

Jesus is their savior, Trump is their candidate. Ex-president’s backers say he shares faith, values.

By Peter Smith — May 20, 2024
(AP) — Republican primary voters still overwhelmingly chose Trump. And for many, Trump is a champion of Christianity and patriotism.

City of Los Angeles proclaims May 19 ‘Father Greg Boyle Day’

By Alejandra Molina — May 20, 2024
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — The proclamation comes just two weeks after the priest who founded Homeboy Industries received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Joe Biden.

In interview, Pope Francis calls out ‘madness’ of US anti-immigrant policies

By Claire Giangravé — May 20, 2024
(RNS) — The pope criticized the stance by conservative prelates who are 'closed up in a dogmatic box.'

Catholic diocesan hermit approved by Kentucky bishop comes out as transgender

By Jack Jenkins — May 19, 2024
(RNS) — Matson is thought to be the first openly transgender person in his position in the Catholic Church.

Harrison Butker’s commencement speech almost made a good point

By Tyler Huckabee — May 17, 2024
(RNS) — Harrison Butker can tell something is off about how we think about work. He just thinks it's all women's fault.
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