(RNS) At 24, Dolores Hart, the actress who gave Elvis his first on-screen kiss, gave up a promising Hollywood career to begin life as a cloistered nun. Fifty years later, she writes a memoir to explain her choice to a world that is perhaps even more enamored of celebirty than it was in 1963.
(RNS) Almost 50 percent of gay, lesbian bisexual and transgender adults say they have no religious affiliation, compared to 20 percent of the general population.
(RNS) The pastor contends the image of the Native American compels him to be a “mobile billboard” for a pagan religion.
A federal appeals court ruled the suit can proceed.
(RNS) The Quebec Soccer Federation lifted the Sikh headgear ban Saturday (June 15). But allegations of religious intolerance and racism still linger.
In a savvy move, President Obama on Friday nominated Ken Hackett, former head of Catholic Relief Services, to be the next U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, which is headed by a pope who has made serving the poor a priority.