On urgent issues, US Catholic bishops should follow the pope’s lead
By Mark Silk — December 4, 2023
(RNS) — Catching up with Francis on climate as well as democracy.
Argentina’s new president takes spiritual pilgrimage toward radical political change
By Eduardo Campos Lima — November 29, 2023
(RNS) — The country’s president-elect, who overcame the opposition of the Catholic left, talks of converting to Judaism as he awaits his inauguration. But political observers say the country’s economic crisis will soon make him too busy to dally with religious questions, personal or public.
US bishops fumble the ball on global warming and synodality
By Thomas Reese — November 16, 2023
(RNS) — One can only wonder how different the bishops' meeting would have been if they had consulted in a synodal fashion with the laity.
In new political document, Catholic bishops emphasize abortion over climate change
By Jack Jenkins — November 15, 2023
BALTIMORE (RNS) — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops convened this week for an annual gathering that was, overall, more subdued than in recent years.
Fired prelate appears near — but not at — bishops gathering
By Jack Jenkins — November 15, 2023
BALTIMORE (RNS) — ‘I’m a bishop without a diocese, which is a strange place to be. But that’s where I am,’ Strickland, the former bishop of Tyler, Texas, told reporters on Wednesday.
The Christian hard line on abortion dooms the GOP
By Mark Silk — November 9, 2023
(RNS) — It’s no longer a political question, but a summons to spiritual warfare.
In wake of Ohio abortion victory, some clergy rejoice, others mourn
By Kathryn Post — November 8, 2023
(RNS) — ‘The fight is well from over,’ said Catholics for Choice Ohio field organizer Nicole Morino, who mobilized Catholics in the state who support abortion rights ahead of the vote.
As Ohio and other states decide on abortion, anti-abortion activists look to rebrand themselves as not religious
By Anne Whitesell — November 7, 2023
(The Conversation) — An analysis of anti-abortion rights groups in the US shows that while some specifically turn to Christianity to explain their positions, others are looking at broader, human rights arguments.
Abortion vote in Ohio pushes ‘pro-life pro-choice’ Black clergy to take a side
By Kathryn Post — November 6, 2023
(RNS) — For some clergy, the fall of Roe v. Wade has motivated them to speak out on abortion for the first time.
The evangelical Christian activist who is now speaker of the House
By Mark Silk — October 30, 2023
(RNS) — Does Mike Johnson’s Bible-based worldview stop at the border?
How the Catholic Church’s crash in Poland brought down the Law and Justice party
By Anna Piela — October 18, 2023
(RNS) — With an exodus of young people, the Polish church may be facing the ‘Irish scenario.’
Donald Trump and the exceptions of American evangelicalism
By John G. Stackhouse Jr. — October 13, 2023
(Sightings) — Evangelicals still see themselves as the true custodians of American authenticity.
Faith-based health organizations defend at-risk AIDS initiative from Republicans
By Yonat Shimron — October 3, 2023
(RNS) — Many faith-based organizations opposed to abortion are fighting for PEPFAR, an AIDS program that some Republicans now claim provides abortion services.
Trump, once ‘most pro-life president,’ riles anti-abortion activists with new stance
By Jack Jenkins — September 29, 2023
'President Trump’s disappointing comments only serve as an avenue for pro-lifers to find another candidate to support,' said anti-abortion activist Abby Johnson.
Survey: Mainline clergy are more liberal than their congregants
By Yonat Shimron — September 14, 2023
(RNS) — Mainline clergy are more supportive than their congregants of LGBTQ rights, more likely to have opposed the overturn of Roe v. Wade and less likely to believe America is in danger of losing its culture and identity.
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