VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis’ new Secretary of State will replace Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, a trusted aide of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI who had been blamed for the mismanagement and scandals that plagued the Vatican in recent years.
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(RNS) An atheist couple challenging the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance hopes that the same Massachusetts court that legalized gay marriage can set another precedent against the phrase “under God.”
“What the gay rights movement is fighting for is not just equality for gays but freedom of conscience to live openly according to their identity. I don’t think we should be in the business of being as intolerant of others as they were to us.” — Jonathan Rausch, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, arguing […]
Ethics experts weigh in on “just war.” A prophesy against Damascus. A California appeals court upholds a ban on psychological treatment for gay youth.
RNS) The American workplace is becoming more religiously diverse and that is raising concerns about employer accommodations for believers — and increasing the odds for uncomfortable moments around the water cooler. But part of the potential for conflict is also due to the growing number of nonbelievers and the desire by white evangelicals to share their faith.
WASHINGTON (RNS) As the Obama administration readies for a probable military strike against Syria, Religion News Service asked a panel of theologians and policy experts whether the U.S. should intervene in Syria in light of the regime’s use of chemical weapons against civilians.
(RNS) The author of “The Fresh Honey Cookbook,” a certified beekeeper, offers advice on making foods sweeter for the Jewish New Year.
(RNS) The study found that religious people in religious cultures reported better psychological adjustment when their income was low.