(RNS) — Selling herbs, crystals and spiritual guides, metaphysical shops are often perceived, especially by conservative Christians, as exotic, devoted to the so-called dark arts and, often, a threat. It's frequently those Christians who threaten them.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — ‘It’s not up to bishops in general to make these decisions. It’s the bishop of the person,’ said Cardinal Michael Czerny. But at least one canon lawyer argues that when it comes to Communion for heads of state, it should really be up to the pope himself.
(RNS) — The study finds Mormons believe in vaccinations in general, and they trust their church leaders to do the right thing. Yet church leaders have been urging members to get the COVID-19 shot, and half don't want to.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — During a news conference announcing the 107th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, speakers criticized recent moves made by United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson to regulate the influx of immigrants in the country.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Thirty sanctuaries located all over the world and dedicated to the Virgin Mary will take part in reciting the rosary in unison throughout the Marian month of May, each one in turn leading the prayer.
SAN GABRIEL, Calif. (RNS) — John David Corey faces two felony counts of arson of an inhabited structure and one count each of arson during a state of emergency, first-degree residential burglary and possession of flammable material, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office says.