(RNS) When Teresa MacBain declared her loss of faith last Easter, she expected to lose her pulpit and many friends. She did. But in the year since, she’s gained a new community and a new sense of confidence.
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(RNS) In Christianity’s passage through Holy Week and Easter Day, a moment of truth will arrive. Some will get it, and it will be profoundly good news. Others still won’t get it.
The Supreme Court hears arguments on same-sex-marriage. RNS answers readers questions about Easter. Catholics may eat alligator meat on Fridays during Lent.
(RNS) In our inaugural edition of Ask the Experts, we tackled questions about the history, theology and traditions of Christmas. This time, we’re looking at Easter.
“We as Christians are not going to go away until we have a culture of peace and reconciliation,” said Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas, who presided at funerals for the victims of the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last year.
SPOKANE, Wash. (RNS) Spiritual abuse is when authoritarian religious groups use power and control to instill fear and guilt into worshippers. Similar to domestic abuse, if victims don’t deal with the trauma, survivor Karen Wanjico said, it can damage one’s mental health, relationships and worldview.
“If we were to lose, would it be more difficult? Of course it would be more difficult. But we’re never going away.” — Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, talking to the The New York Times about his battle against gay marriage at the U.S. Supreme Court
VATICAN CITY (RNS) A high-profile Italian Muslim who converted to Catholicism and was baptized by Pope Benedict XVI says he’s leaving the church to protest its soft stance against Islam.
(RNS) Disparaged as bigots, these diverse conservative voices who oppose same-sex marriage say they’re simply defending American society.