This morning it’s the second part of the Supreme Court’s double header on gay marriage, as the justices consider DOMA – the Defense of Marriage Act. Tune back to RNS for our story later this afternoon.
Yesterday the Supremes picked apart Prop. 8, the California referendum that banned gay marriage until two lower courts struck it down. From our seat in the press box, it seems as if gay marriage isn’t so much a question of “if” but “when.”
Here are Adelle Banks photos of pro and anti same sex marriage activism outside the courtroom.
RNS blogger Michael J. O’Loughlin writes about another prominent U.S. senator who has expressed support for marriage equality . . . this time citing Corinthians.
During the first general audience of his pontificate, Francis asked Catholics to tend to “lost sheep,” as Christ did.
The archbishop of Havana releases the notes from the speech Francis gave to the conclave before it named him pope.
In Britain, 21 Catholic members of Parliament are asking Francis to ordain married Catholic men.
Filipino bishops are asking Catholics to refrain this Holy Week from whipping and crucifying themselves. The Filipino department of health says if you insist, get a tetanus shot and use sterilized nails.
This Easter, writes Kimberly Winston, Teresa MacBain will mark an anniversary that’s uncommon for an ordained minister — her first year as an atheist.
Three out of four Americans think this country is in state of moral decline, and one out of those three says the number one reason is that we don’t read our Bible enough. “Lack of Bible” reading narrowly beat out “negative influence of media,” present company excepted, right?
Adelle Banks reports that Secretary of State John Kerry is calling for the release of an Iranian-American minister from a Tehran prison after advocates had accused the State Department of being “AWOL” on the case.
Because she is good at multitasking, Adelle Banks also writes that Russell Moore will succeed Richard Land as the next president of the Southern Baptists’ Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission – a person who often gets more attention than the president of the denomination.
RNS blogger Jonathan Merritt interviews David Platt on his new book, Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream. The title intrigues, no?
Phoenix charter schools are under fire for adopting a curriculum developed by the Church of Scientology.
Once plentiful St. Peter’s fish, aka tilapia, are disappearing from the Sea of Galilee and Israeli scientists are trying to figure out why.
Here’s a lovely slideshow of Holi, the Hindu festival of colors that is celebrated today.
- Lauren Markoe
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