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.
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.
Pearcey's razor-sharp mind combined with a compelling personal story makes her a powerful, if undervalued, champion for conservatives.
(RNS) Fourteen hundred years ago, the Quran warned that the spreading of indecent acts such as pornography only results in pain and misery for society.
(RNS) Take your sexuality seriously, the church advises young people.
"Good Christian Sex" is a Chicago pastor's attempt to free Christians from shame about having sex outside of marriage.
(RNS) Transgender rights are the latest flare-up, pitting those who view freedom as flourishing within the body we’ve received, and those who view freedom as overcoming and redefining the body.
Some of the Bible's passages are deeply troubling, and despite the wishful thinking of some Christians, are difficult to reason away.
The Barna Group has released a sweeping study of pornography usage and attitudes in America. How concerned should we be?
When trying to understand transgender issues, Christians should start with the personal, not political. Here's a primer for believers to think about these matters more deeply.
(RNS) Jim Henson saw himself as a myth-maker who understood the power of stories. The only stories the new Muppets seem to care about are the ones they tell to get what they want.
Are websites that facilitate the exchange of guns, drugs and sex "free speech forums," as many claim, or something far more sinister?
(RNS) Sermons are preached as if LGBT people don’t exist, as if we’re just theoretical ideas, as if we weren’t sitting in the pews.
Often the losers knit together a version of past events that disposes of the more damning details and casts their side in a more favorable light. But when it comes to history, forgetting the facts is a most dangerous delusion.