VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The official transcript of a Sept. 5 meeting with Jesuit clergy in Mozambique offers a peek into a less measured side of the Argentine pontiff. Francis opened up about his spirituality after being made pope — and criticized clericalism in the Catholic Church for its fixation on sex rather than equity and integrity.
LONDON (RNS) — According to the National Autistic Society in the U.K., more than a quarter of people with autism and their families have been asked to leave a public place because of behavior linked to their autism.
(RNS) — We chose to grieve together in that moment instead of holding things together for the sake of others’ comfort.
(RNS) — Saying that the Catholic church did not protect children is wrong. We should not blame the the people of God for the sins of the hierarchy.
OKLAHOMA CITY (RNS) — With the music blaring and the disco ball glittering, the honored guests — ranging in age from 14 to 74 — were shocked to see Tim Tebow himself show up for the prom at Putnam City Baptist Church.
(RNS) — 'My job as the shepherd of the church is to protect the flock. And I will do so with whatever means I need,' said Richard Reid, pastor of North Baptist Church in Brockton, Mass.
(RNS) — The Church has operated under a cloud of shame and silence for decades.
(RNS) — And it can be found in pending federal legislation.
(RNS) — It has been, under the surface, a re-litigating of Lee’s terms of surrender at Appomattox. (Commentary)
(RNS) — The glass mosaic atop the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is the final architectural element of the church, a shrine to Mary visited by nearly 1 million people a year.
Caleb Wilde says many churches teach that "death, and our mortality, is at heart both shameful and has little to no redeeming value."
What do Christians know that Jews have forgotten? Look to Sutherland Springs, Texas.
(RNS) — The 11 members of Salem Chapel have started a crowdsourcing campaign to shore up the building, which sits just north of Niagara Falls.
(RNS) — Now that ISIS has been driven from Mosul in Iraq, Muslim traditionalists say it is imperative to start reconstructing the Mosque of the Prophet Jonah, which had marked the site since the 12th century, along with the ruins of a seventh-century Christian church.
(RNS) — 'Over three decades of ministry, I have seen both men and women struggle to live up to uni-dimensional caricatures of both hyper-masculinized manhood and hyper-feminized womanhood,' writes Julie Roys.