Church Militant founder Michael Voris resigns
By Jack Jenkins — November 21, 2023
(RNS) — Michael Voris was asked to resign for ‘breaching the Church Militant morality clause,’ according to a press release.
How a game designer turned Jesuit ended up writing about space religion
By Bob Smietana — November 21, 2023
(RNS) — In writing one of Starfield’s religions, Shane Liesegang drew on his studies as a Jesuit priest in training.
Claiborne, Barber, Budde among Christian leaders calling for Gaza cease-fire at White House vigil
By Jack Jenkins — November 21, 2023
WASHINGTON (RNS) — 'We must join forces with Jews and Christians and Muslims around the world who are calling for a cease-fire in Gaza, and the safe return of all hostages and civilian prisoners," said the Rev. William Barber II.
Pope Francis voices ‘concern’ over German Synodal Path
By Claire Giangravé — November 21, 2023
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — In a letter to German Catholics, Pope Francis said its proposals risk moving away from the Catholic Church.
DeSantis won’t condemn Musk for endorsing an antisemitic post. ‘I did not see the comment,’ he says.
By Will Weissert — November 21, 2023
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The governor also said he opposes antisemitism “across the board,” no matter if it comes from the right or left of the ideological spectrum.
For this group of trans women, the pope and his message of inclusivity are a welcome change
By Trisha Thomas and Nicole Winfield — November 21, 2023
TORVAIANICA, Italy (AP) — For the marginalized trans community of Torvaianica, it was just the latest gesture of inclusion from a pope who has made reaching out to the LGBTQ+ community a hallmark of his papacy.
Christian conservatives flock to former telenovela star in Mexico’s presidential race
By MarÍa Teresa HernÁndez — November 21, 2023
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Eduardo Verástegui speaks against LGBTQ+ inclusion, and if elected, he says he would do anything in his power to reverse abortion access.
Manhattan’s Middle Collegiate Church begins façade demolition
By Fiona André — November 20, 2023
(RNS) — The congregation is already working on architectural plans with an expected cost of between $30 - $40 million.
Bishop Carlton Pearson, Tulsa pastor declared heretic for views on hell, dies at 70
By Adelle M. Banks — November 20, 2023
(RNS) — 'I’d rather err on the goodness, greatness and graciousness of God than the opposite,' Pearson once said.
Child liberation theology says God is a child, too
By Kathryn Post — November 20, 2023
(RNS) — What does Scripture say about the rights of children in an anti-child world?
Don’t go into a relationship — or institution — thinking you can change them
By Karen Swallow Prior — November 20, 2023
(RNS) — I thought for a long time I could help the church change. How foolish. How prideful.
Franklin Graham tours devastation in Israel, commits to helping rebuild
By Yonat Shimron — November 20, 2023
(RNS) — Israel has been the beneficiary of millions of dollars from Christian charities and a flood of volunteers. Samaritan's Purse is among them.
American evangelicals interpret Israel-Hamas War as a prelude to End Times
By Fiona André — November 17, 2023
(RNS) — Armed conflicts involving Israel are often associated with End Times’ battles by American evangelicals, as many believe the Jewish state will play a role in fulfilling the biblical prophecy.
Catholic leaders meet with White House on climate change
By Jack Jenkins — November 17, 2023
(RNS) — Bishop Edward Weisenburger of Tucson said he told White House officials that the issue of climate change 'is a matter of ethics, spirituality and our faith.'
Art Simon, founder of Christian anti-hunger group Bread for the World, dies at 93
By Adelle M. Banks and Bob Smietana — November 17, 2023
(RNS) — ‘We can be accidental accomplices in keeping people poor,’ TV travel host Rick Steves said he learned from Simon.