(RNS) It’s the symbol for “Nazarene,” or Christian, used by Islamists in Iraq to brand Christian properties as part of their effort to drive out an ancient Christian community.
(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.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) In her argument, Kelly contends her lay leaders never asked her about women holding the priesthood — a point the leaders disputed in the letter excommunicating her.
ROME (RNS) “Now we will go to New Hampshire where my brother-in-law Gabriel lives. They will help us. We will be all together as a true family,” Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim said.
(RNS) Imaginative religious stories such as creation, Noah, the Exodus, or Santa Claus, may actually benefit cognitive development, creative thinking and social skills.
Thanks to Hobby Lobby, libertarian secularists may now find themselves unable to reconcile their economic principles with their support for a religiously neutral government.
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An American living in Iraq says the media is overlooking the nationalistic aspirations of Iraqi Christian communities. He adds that U.S. evangelicals share blame for the current crisis.
Taking the long view: Feelings toward Protestants, Catholics and Jews have equalized over time.