The federal government faces its first shutdown in nearly 20 years.
Archives: September 2013
(RNS) Divided over the 2012 state constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage, the state’s two Roman Catholic dioceses and the North Carolina Council of Churches are parting ways.
“Churches do their best to cope with need in their communities but the government shutdown and a default on U.S. debt would have economic impacts that would just swamp what we’re doing through our congregations.” — The Rev. David Beckmann, president, Bread for the World, speaking to reporters on a conference call Monday (Sept. 30) […]
SAN MATEO, Calif. (RNS) The politicians in Washington who are maneuvering for a federal shutdown should come to Central Park on El Camino Real where real people live, love and value each other instead of trying to tear down the government.
(RNS) Evangelist Billy Graham, who preached the gospel for more than seven decades, has written his 32nd book: “The Reason for My Hope: Salvation.” Here is a sampling of the thoughts of the 94-year-old evangelist.
ROME (RNS) Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be formally declared saints on April 27, 2014 — a bit of ticket-balancing by Pope Francis, who may be hoping to heal splits in the church by pairing the canonization of a pope who is a hero to the left and one who is a hero to the right.
Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be declared saints. Some Christian groups are siding with Scientologists in an abuse case. And India seeks to regulate its “rent-a-womb’’ industry.
(RNS) In a 15-minute phone call that included other issues, President Obama expressed his concern about three American citizens held in Iran, including a U.S. pastor who has been imprisoned for a year.
AUSTIN, Texas (RNS) Hot button issues with conservative Christians, such as abortion and same-sex marriage, are not as critical to Hispanics. Topping their list of critical issues: jobs and unemployment, health care costs and the quality of public schools.