OLATHE, Kan. (Reuters) A prosecutor urged a jury to give a Missouri white supremacist he called a “remorseless killer” a death sentence for murdering three people he thought were Jewish outside two Jewish centers in Kansas last year.
(RNS) A new survey offers an original way of viewing the spectrum of American Catholicism that Pope Francis will encounter this month on his first U.S. visit.
(RNS) When Pope Francis meets thousands of U.S. Catholic families this month, he’ll find them excited to see him — but not necessarily in line with many Catholic teachings on family life.
VILLA RICA, Ga. — The video, posted by First Baptist Villa Rica, was shot on school grounds just before football practice. Take a look and see how God is STILL in our schools!” the caption with the video reads.
(RNS) A new “Joke with the Pope” digital campaign encourages people to “donate” a joke to support one of three causes ahead of Pope Francis’ historic U.S. visit.
MOREHEAD, Ky. — Defying the Supreme Court, a county clerk says she was acting under “God’s authority” while continuing to deny marriage licenses to gay couples.
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(RNS) The encounter may spark another round of heated speculation about what it signals about Francis’ intentions – a change in church policy or doctrine? Or nothing more than an act of kindness toward an aging rebel who continues to bless divorced and gay couples and others on the church’s margins?
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