(RNS) The result was a split-the-baby solution that largely pleased Obama’s gay rights supporters while mollifying some religious critics and leaving enough ambiguity to blunt the opposition of more hard-line foes.
Author Archives: David Gibson
About David Gibson
David Gibson is an award-winning religion journalist, author and filmmaker. He writes for Religion News Service and until recently covered the religion beat for AOL’s Politics Daily. He blogs at Commonweal magazine, and has written two books on Catholic topics, the latest a biography of Pope Benedict XVI.
RADNOR, Pa. (RNS) Newly minted Catholic priests often find themselves running a parish just two or three years after ordination. A new summer course aims to give them the business skills to make it work.
Full text of Francis’ homily during Mass this morning with the six victims. Updates here, plus full report coming. Also more on children of same-sex parents, and a Christian mezuzah?
Pope Francis wins his World Cup “war” with his Swiss Guard protectors (smart move?), Muslims against terrorism, French against veils, and David Brooks on the human condition.
(RNS) A Minnesota prelate, who had been one of the Catholic hierarchy’s most vocal opponents of gay rights, now finds himself under investigation for allegations he had a series of sexual relationships with priests, seminarians and other men.
(RNS) The Health and Human Services Department has already offered an accommodation to faith-based nonprofits that allows them to sign a waiver giving a third-party administrator permission to take care of the birth control coverage.
(RNS) The new GOPfaith.com aims to mobilize 100,000 faith-based voters — especially conservative Christians — to help the party take control of the Senate in this year’s midterm elections.
(RNS) Catholic leaders have carefully, if quietly, avoided doing anything to block gay couples from having their children baptized. But a new policy drafted by a Wisconsin bishop is prompting worries these baptisms may become a new battleground.
Plus an epic correction on the “mass grave” in Ireland, maybe another Mormon excommunication, and the latest on the religious implications of the Mideast mess. Also the reported release of Christian woman condemned to death in Sudan…