(The Conversation) — The Catholic Church’s response in the face of a groundswell of support from Argentine women seems to be a model for how it is responding to social issues worldwide.
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(RNS) — Wherever Christians are most concentrated in America is where the death penalty has flourished.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (RNS) — The new law has bolstered support for President Joko Widodo, a moderate Muslim, but some groups say it gives too much power to the state.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands has approved a limited ban on 'face-covering clothing' in public places, including Islamic veils and robes such as the burqa and niqab but not the hijab, which covers only the hair.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — And they are citing both moral imperatives and concerns about accuracy.
Talking about public policy may not seem like a festive activity, but it is sorely needed.
(RNS) — Once again, an opportunity for true tax reform has been missed. Rather than reform, Congress is moving the tax system in the wrong direction.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Churches are reluctant to get involved in tax reform because it is complicated and they fear the impact of reform on themselves and their donors. So it was surprising to see the U.S. Catholic bishops grapple with this...
(RNS) — Prominent pastors are finding themselves on the hot seat thanks to a new group's efforts to call out leaders who lack clear stances, writes Jonathan Merritt. (COMMENTARY)
Trump's peace plan, the president says, will be decided "in the not-too-distant future" and "everybody says it is not going to work."
How exactly can someone do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly while carrying a deadly assault rifle? asks David Gringor in a commentary.
(RNS) — After weeks of moral chaos, Americans have grown discouraged. Here's how Jesus-people can keep hope.
(AP) — 'To ridicule that community, to drive it into a corner, to mock its religious garments is an appalling thing to do and I would ask you to reflect on what you have done,' said Attorney General George Brandis to the senator who donned the burqa.
(RNS) — 'The Democratic Party is no longer the 'The Big Tent Party.' I fear the Democratic Party has become the 'pro-abortion rights' party,' former U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., tells RNS contributor Charlie Camosy.
(RNS) Who was Blaine and would he have wanted to prevent a Midwestern day care center from padding the ground below its swingset and slide? Let us ’Splain . . . .