ST. LOUIS (RNS) A Roman Catholic bishop in Illinois confirmed that a priest was fired because he “simply would not and could not pray the prayers of the Mass” as written in a new translation of the Mass. By Tim Townsend.
Archives: February 2012
WILMINGTON, N.C. (RNS) Here in the only Southern state that does not have a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, both sides are gearing up for a fight at the ballot box on May 8. By Amanda Greene.
(RNS) When Southern Baptists gather for their annual meeting this June, they will not be asked to create a new official name after top leaders decided it was not worth pursuing. By Adelle M. Banks.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (RNS) A proposed Alabama law would allow churches or ministries to teach a religion class to public school students off campus, if parents and school boards give permission and the churches provide transportation and other expenses. By Greg Garrison.
Why is Martin Luther King, a Christian, remembered by so many for his contributions to the civil rights movement while A. Philip Randolph, an atheist, is honored by so few? That is a question many black nonbelievers are asking this Black History Month. By Kimberly Winston.
(RNS) Sunday's (Feb. 26) “Day of Solidarity for Black Non-Believers, will include a remembrance of African-American atheists of the past. Here's a list of some famous (and not-so-famous) black nonbelievers. By Kimberly Winston.
Here's wishing all our Christian readers a prayerful Lent. Today, of course, is Ash Wednesday. Episcopalians have started a tradition of sorts with an “Ashes on the Go” program for commuters. Episcopal priest and serial memoirist Lauren Winner says Ash Wednesday belongs on the streets. CNN asks if Ash Wednesday will also make an appearance on […]
The priests who offer ashes in public on Ash Wednesday are not doing something for the sake of convenience or expediency; Rather, we will be in public, with our prayers and our crosses of ash, to meet the Christ who died in a public place. By Lauren Winner.
(RNS) A task force recommended Monday (Feb. 20) that the nation’s largest Protestant denomination maintain its official name but give Southern Baptists the option of calling themselves “Great Commission Baptists.’’ By Adelle M. Banks.
TORONTO (RNS) Canada's highest court has ruled that children in Quebec schools cannot opt out of a course on ethics and world religions. By Ron Csillag.