VATICAN CITY (RNS) — This week, Pope Francis apologized for slapping a woman who had grabbed his arm on New Year's Eve. The 83-year old pontiff said he had set a bad example. He's not the first pope to be involved with a controversial slap.
(RNS) — Southern Baptists cannot move on because they've been thrust into a larger cultural conversation.
(RNS) — March officials said they are 'working on ways to include the Jewish community' after sundown on Sept. 30, when the holiday ends, or the following day.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The day of remembrance, which includes a liturgy and the rededication of two buildings, came seven months after the university announced plans to mark its connections to the slave trade.
(Reuters) The cleric known as "Nalla" admitted making the remarks, apologized and "recognized that it was unacceptable in Singapore's multi-racial and multi-religious context," according to the government.
(RNS) The Rev. Peter Morales, the UUA's first Latino president, resigned effective Saturday as criticism mounted over hiring practices in the liberal denomination.
Apologizing for other Christians isn't always edifying or effective. Here's why I'm sacrificing it during Lent.
(RNS) The apology was read aloud in all Catholic churches in the local Kinyarwanda dialect on Sunday (Nov. 20).
(RNS) An outstretched hand is usually received better than a wagging finger.
(RNS) What does it mean that Pope Francis thinks the Catholic Church should apologize to gays and other marginalized groups? Let us 'Splain . . .
(RNS) A gay pastor has admitted that he falsely accused Whole Foods of icing an anti-gay slur onto a chocolate cake he ordered. Pastor Jordan Brown, 31, of the nondenominational Church ...
(RNS) In the ad a church elder billed his daughter as a "godly, gorgeous, athletic, educated, careered, humorous, traveled, bilingual, 26-year-old virgin." The editor said the ad was "demeaning and in poor taste."
At more than 60 years old, pastor James Merritt says he regrets spanking his children even though he won't say the Bible categorically condemns it.
Pastor Mark Driscoll says he's sorry for inappropriate comments made under a pseudonym in 2000. Here's why Christians should accept his apology.
(RNS) In his strongest personal remarks yet on the clergy sex abuse scandal, Pope Francis on Friday asked forgiveness "for the damage" that abusive priests have inflicted on children and pledged that the Catholic Church will not "take one step backward" in addressing the crisis.
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