VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The official transcript of a Sept. 5 meeting with Jesuit clergy in Mozambique offers a peek into a less measured side of the Argentine pontiff. Francis opened up about his spirituality after being made pope — and criticized clericalism in the Catholic Church for its fixation on sex rather than equity and integrity.
(RNS) — Despite all the hype during the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the spiritual father of Baptists, Huldrych Zwingli, it turns out, is far more important to modern Christianity than Martin Luther or John Calvin.
(The Conversation) — In the early 1900s, ambitious Protestants in the U.S. attempted the unthinkable.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (RNS) — Working to bring Christians back together has taught me about our shared faith and how it can still light the world.
(RNS) — A majority of American adults say belief in God is not required to be a moral person.
(RNS) — Martin Luther reportedly said: 'There never yet have been, nor are there now, too many good books.' Here are 10 notable ones about Luther and the Reformation he sparked, as Protestants celebrate its 500th anniversary.
(AP) — The Rev. Antonio Spadaro, editor of the influential Jesuit journal La Civilta Cattolica, said a shared desire for political influence between 'evangelical fundamentalists' and some Catholics has inspired an 'ecumenism of conflict' that demonizes opponents and promotes a 'theocratic type of state.'
ACCRA (Reuters) Some 41 percent of the world's 560 million Protestants live in Africa and it could rise to 53 percent by 2050 — and this West African nation is leading the way.
ROME (RNS) The pontiff wanted to use the anniversary of the Reformation to set ecumenism on a new path that stresses a shared witness. But will that convince a skeptical world?
Because heirs of Luther are supposed to be humble, they don’t ordinarily make noise or news, though they will sing and shout this year.
(RNS) 'I wanted my Protestantism to mean something. But I found little evidence that it really mattered -- to me or to anyone else,' writes Jacob Lupfer.
It's a simplistic story wrapped in data.
(RNS) The U.S. Muslim community is "pious and patriotic, optimistic and weary of discrimination," much like non-Muslims.
(RNS) If you couldn't get past the snowbanks, #blizzard2016's aftermath won't affect your afterlife.
WASHINGTON (RNS) He's reached statistical tie for top ratings with the immensely popular late pope, who always scored more than 9 in 10 positive views from Catholics.
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