(RNS) — One of the spiritual teacher's great gifts was his great willingness to share his imperfections with the world and his ability to laugh about them.
BERKELEY, Calif. (RNS) There are sometimes positive spiritual and religious changes for addicts, wounded warriors and the seriously depressed who take these drugs under clinical supervision — a key component of the treatment.
CULIACAN, Mexico (RNS) On Wednesday, men, women and children of all ages will march in a procession in honor of Jesus Malverde, a Robin Hood-like folk hero.
(RNS) 'Many of the patients,' a researcher observed, 'would say something like, ‘Now I’ve experienced the death of the body, so I’m not so afraid.’ They get through it. They come out the other side.'
NEW YORK — Innovative dispensing efforts in some states, restricted access to surgical abortions in others and greater awareness boosted medication abortions to 43 percent of pregnancy terminations at Planned Parenthood clinics.
Are websites that facilitate the exchange of guns, drugs and sex "free speech forums," as many claim, or something far more sinister?
Do not " sacrifice human lives on the altar of money and profit," the pope told leaders at a rally where the audience of 4,000 included a gay activist invited by local bishops.
Author Rob Moll says, "What we know from reading our Bibles, we see at work in our bodies."
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “To think that harm can be reduced by permitting drug addicts to use narcotics in no way resolves the problem," Pope Francis said.
A new study shows iTunes Radio users want a "lean back" listening experience. But can overusing this app be spiritually damaging?
(RNS) While most Christians might not be caught smoking a joint, opinions on how states should handle those who possess or sell marijuana varies among religious leaders.
The debate over marijuana legalization has reignited, but some evangelicals are ignoring a critical part of the debate.
The prominent pastor shares why he thinks the American family is failing and how he plans to fix it.
ST. PETERS, Mo. (RNS) "Here I am, a baseball superstar, falling into the pits, having everybody write you off, and then having God say, 'I'm going to use your mess for a message.' How beautiful is that?"
(RNS) Christian painter Thomas Kincade died of a drug and alcohol overdose, according to an autopsy report released Monday. By Lauren Markoe. About 200.