(AP) — The Vatican is denouncing offshore tax havens and financial instruments such as derivatives and credit default swaps as gravely immoral and unjust, calling them 'ticking time bombs' that hurt the world’s poor the most.
(RNS) — 'I work hard everyday to combat racism and prejudices of all kinds. I want to apologize to the Jewish Community and anyone I have offended,' the councilman said.
(RNS) The megachurch pastor has been criticized for a lavish lifestyle, lack of accountability and building a celebrity culture. Why won't he answer legitimate questions about his ministry?
(RNS) In a new interview, the insurgent Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders continues to wrap himself in the pontiff’s mantle. But does that mean Catholics can “feel the Bern” in the voting booth?
The common understanding of Jesus’ famous phrase may be inaccurate and inconsistent with the way most Christians throughout history have understood it.
(RNS) In a free market, compensation would be tied to results, not to accumulated wealth. Instead, we see no linkage to results; it's just insiders taking what they can. It's a polite form of thuggery.
Shelene Bryan, a successful Hollywood producer, gave up her career to fight poverty. Now she's calling out Christians to join her.
The mega-church pastor has a new message about poverty, wealth, and the prosperity gospel.
Leading Christian thinkers are skeptical about the ability of the genre to accurately portray their faith.
NEW YORK (RNS) I played the New York lottery for the first time last week. My $2 ticket didn't win the $588 million payout. In the end, I liked the idea of financial security, but saw little to be gained from sudden wealth. By Tom Ehrich.
INDIANAPOLIS (RNS) How did we go from building the interstate highway system to not doing anything unless it benefits us? How did the party of Eisenhower degenerate into would-be demagogues defaming anyone who stands between them and power? How did a nation that fought totalitarianism spy on young adults just for questioning Wall Street? By Tom Ehrich.
(RNS) When people make grandiose claims about "God's will" and "American values" and demonize others who hold different views, we haven't just channeled a tragic yesterday and its wars and pogroms. We have poisoned the well of community on which our nation depends today and made a mockery of God and faith. By Tom Ehrich. About 700.