GRAPEVINE, Texas (RNS) — The four-day bilingual gathering was called a 'crucial turning point for the Catholic Church in America' as the U.S. bishops discerned ways to better respond to its coming Latino majority.
(RNS) — The leader of VitalSermons.com is 'listening for those nuggets of truth that are universal in the human condition,' pastor says.
KAUNAS, Lithuania (AP) — He denounced those who get caught up in debating who was more virtuous in the past and fail to address the tasks of the present — an apparent reference to historic revisionism.
This week’s gallery includes images from the Shiite Ashura commemoration, events around Yom Kippur and more.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The secretary of state told participants in the annual Values Voter Summit that American pastor Andrew Brunson ‘has been wrongly held’ and should be released.
(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.
DALLAS — As a minister pledges to find answers, his congregation mourns a beloved song leader and Bible teacher fatally shot in his home by an off-duty police officer.
(RNS) — If Brett Kavanaugh were a Catholic priest, he would be suspended and investigated. Should we expect less from the U.S. Senate?
NEW YORK (AP) — Critics called on the bishops to go further by allowing outside investigators full access to church sex-abuse records and by supporting changes to statute-of-limitation laws.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — After a lawsuit was filed, the station began permitting women to speak during limited hours, "and only on stereotypically female topics like recipes or education,” said an activist.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Since allegations surfaced of a sexual assault during his Catholic school days, officials in a range of religion-related roles are no less divided about whether he should join the nation’s highest court.
(RNS) — Whether Muslims mark the day by flagellating or fasting, the solemn Islamic holiday of Ashura is not for the faint of heart. Let us ’Splain.
KAKUMA REFUGEE CAMP, Kenya (RNS) – Many of their fellow refugees reportedly believe that homosexuality is wrong and gays must be punished.
NEW YORK (AP) — Timothy Dolan announced the appointment of Barbara Jones on Thursday (Sept. 20), saying many Catholics had told him they were feeling let down by the church's hierarchy.
LONDON (RNS) — For the past two years the Church of England has committed itself to developing a strong presence online, with a particular target of attracting people who do not regularly go to church.