VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Philadelphia archbishop said, “People who have experienced same-sex attraction” will be welcome at September event for families but it will not be open to supporting gay families.
Some 1,200 Philadelphia residents and families have already signed up through Homestay.com, which organizers are using to connect willing host families with potential guests.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) The city is experienced in holding events for crowds of 1 million-plus. But this one differs not only in size but in the number of security organizations involved: the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, the CIA, the Secret Service, the Italian police force, the Swiss Guard, as well as city and state police.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Here's how you can discover the states and cities where people's views blow hot or cold on these divisive issues, and where there's some "surprising consensus."
(RNS) The society, which supports Bible reading and seeks to have the sacred text translated into all the world’s languages, expects to have a staff of more than 200 in Philadelphia.
(RNS) Look to the border, most RNS readers say in our unscientific survey on where Pope Francis should visit in the U.S.
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VATICAN CITY (RNS) "We want to focus next year not just on the neuralgic sexual issues that seem to dominate the American media," Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput said.
NEW YORK (RNS) “I was very disturbed by what happened” at the Vatican's family synod, Archbishop Charles Chaput said. “I think confusion is of the devil, and I think the public image that came across was one of confusion.”
(RNS) Jesus says that when we welcome the stranger we welcome him. To God’s question: "When I was a stranger, did you welcome me?" we are not going to say: "Sorry, God. Congress wouldn't let us."
(RNS) “Pope Francis has told me that he is coming,” Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput said Thursday before delivering a homily at a Mass in Fargo, N.D.
(RNS) Jacob Bender is the highest ranking non-Muslim in the Washington-based organization, and the first to lead one of its chapters.
(RNS) Once the appeal period is over, the city will follow normal procedures and cremate and bury the remains of 47 bodies aborted by Kermit Gosnell, despite pleas from the Philadelphia archdiocese to give them a religious burial.
(RNS) A spokeswoman for the Philadelphia district attorney said several people have called and tweeted requests for the bodies of babies killed by abortion provider Kermit Gosnell, but the ultimate decision will come from the medical examiner’s office.
WASHINGTON (RNS) "Certainly, the things that you hear and read about this case are unsettling," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said about the grizzly details emerging from the trial of Philadelphia abortion provider Kermit Gosnell.