(RNS) A new survey shows the popular pontiff’s tour didn’t give his own favorability ratings more than a “modest bounce,” but he did improve many Americans’ view of the Catholic Church.
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About Cathy Lynn Grossman
Award-winning journalist Cathy Lynn Grossman is a senior national correspondent for RNS, where she specializes in stories drawn from research and statistics on religion, spirituality, and social and biomedical ethics. She joined RNS in 2013 after 23 years with USA TODAY, where she created the religion and ethics beat for the national newspaper. Grossman also blogs for RNS at Faith & Reason.
(RNS) A new survey, which asked no questions about evolution, looks at the origin of the universe and human morality in Christian terms.
(RNS) The Rev. Albert Mohler, president of Southern Seminary, said reparative therapy is a “superficial” response to the “struggle” people face in dealing with homosexuality and transgender identity. But he still thinks gays can change.
(RNS) California’s “End of Life Option Act” makes it the fifth state to legalize physician-assisted dying for terminally ill patients and it will be available to one in 10 Americans.
(RNS) “Death with dignity” or “legalized suicide”? Gov. Jerry Brown could sign a bill making his the most populous state to allow physician-assisted dying — or veto it.
(RNS) During his U.S. trip, Pope Francis both praised and admonished bishops working to clean up the crisis of child sex abuse. In both cases, it was a calculated decision.
(RNS) The pope left behind the powerful trappings of Capitol Hill to embrace the powerless, hungry and homeless in the nation’s capital.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The pope delivered a strong address to the shepherds of the U.S. Catholic church but the flock heard love and respect threaded through his homily.
(RNS) What’s in “Fidel and Religion,” the book Castro gave the pope? Lines such as, “I believe Karl Marx could have subscribed to the Sermon on the Mount.”