(RNS) — Evangelical conservative Christians may find themselves in a quandary this year, championing an administration that shares their public policy goals but may fall short of their private values.
Their support for a medical marijuana measure on Tuesday's ballot could ensure Oklahoma joins the growing list of states that have legalized some form of pot.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — While few are actually imprisoned under the law, it has been used as a justification for harassment, violence and discrimination against gay people — at the hands of police, but also relatives who believe a gay person shames a family.
(RNS) As the pontiff marks the fourth anniversary of his election, reports of plotting in the Vatican and a 'civil war' in the Catholic Church are rampant. But a reality check suggests a different story.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) Nine cardinals in a group advising Francis on Vatican economic and structural reforms issued a statement Monday (Feb. 13) expressing "full support for the pope's work" and guaranteeing "full backing for him and his teachings."
(RNS) Leaders of progressive organizations responded that the letter was ‘sad’ and ‘patently political.’
(RNS) I invite Sister Campbell to join the movement that is consistently on the side of the most vulnerable and those without privilege.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) The nation’s largest Protestant denomination wants to be known for welcoming everyone, not rejecting most. Will that new approach stanch its declining numbers?
(RNS) Among them is a priest from South Carolina who may be skirting the edges of his own church's policies against clerics becoming involved in politics.
(RNS) Chancellor Angela Merkel has some advice for defensive and fearful Germans who are concerned about Muslim immigration: Go back to church. That’s good advice for American Christians as well.
(RNS) Debate has been the missing element time and again on a range of issues, from gun control and poverty to climate change.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) There are growing signs of exasperation with the pressure tactics of the traditionalists. But in the end, their arguments may trump any annoyance.
(RNS) The largest Protestant denomination in the United States is meeting this week, but it’s not as large as it was last year, or the year before. What’s going on?
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The pope -- who took his name from St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of the environment -- has made care for the environment a hallmark of his papacy.
(RNS) As liberal Catholics eulogize the former New York governor, who famously elaborated a position by which Catholics pols could be “personally opposed” to abortion while still supporting abortion rights, it’s worth considering whether today’s conservative Catholics are benefiting from that same rationale when it comes to other policies.