(RNS) — The bill extends the debate over 'clergy-penitent privilege' provoked by similar provisions passed or considered in other states since at least 2002.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The move is another indication that Francis is moving, albeit fitfully, to hold bishops more accountable and not only on issues related to sexual abuse.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The National Association of Evangelicals is urging pastors to unite under a consistent code of ethics. NAE leadership says the code will provide uniform guidance to church leaders across 40 denominations. By Chris Lisee.