(RNS) — A U.S. District Court judge sentenced the Rev. Stephen Kelly to 33 months in jail and three years’ probation, plus restitution fees for trespassing onto the Kings Bay Naval Base in Georgia.
(RNS) — A phrase from the Book of Deuteronomy hangs framed on the wall of her Supreme Court chamber: ‘Justice, justice you shall pursue.’
CATANIA, Italy (RNS) — Since the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse crisis began, lay associations have been the Achilles’ heel of its efforts to protect children.
(RNS) — More interesting than the open-and-shut legal case, however, is MacArthur’s own position in the evangelical world and his stance on church-state issues.
(RNS) — In the court’s latest church reopening case, the culture warriors suffer a setback.
(RNS) — This month’s Supreme Court ruling established that any religious school teacher who performs a religious function is beyond the reach of civil rights protections accorded to other workers.
(RNS) — But significant questions remain.
(RNS) — The ruling allows religious schools to include lay teachers as among those subject to an exemption from civil rights laws that give workers the ability to sue for sexual harassment, overtime pay, equal pay and a myriad of other protections.
(RNS) — And Clarence Thomas gets some company.
(RNS) — They hope to carve out significant wins in a series of cases, including ones dealing with the ministerial exception, abortion and public funding for religious schools.
(RNS) — Dashing the hopes of social conservatives, two justices President Trump nominated to the Court took a relaxed view of the religious implications of expanding LGBTQ rights.
(RNS) — Elizabeth McAlister, a former nun, was sentenced to time already served after she and six other Catholic activists broke into a Navy submarine base in 2018 as part of a symbolic nuclear disarmament action.
(RNS) — Kavanaugh’s dissent, on the other hand, is a good example of the spiritual libertarianism rampant on the right.