(RNS) The Southern Baptist Convention has been a vocal ally of the Republican Party in recent years, and this latest move indicates that it is having a difficult time breaking from its past behavior.
(RNS) The policy change represents the end of a long and bitter struggle over whether to accept gay members that began more than two years ago when it allowed gay youths to participate, but not adults.
DETROIT — The group, which opposes Bible-themed displays on government land, kept the location of its 9-foot-tall monument secret until the last moment,
PARIS (RNS) His German Catholic diocese wants to make him responsible for almost $5 million in losses incurred during the luxury makeover of his residence and office.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) La Repubblica, a top left-leaning daily, came under criticism from the Vatican last month when its media conglomerate, L’Espresso, published an advance copy of the pope’s environmental encyclical.
(Reuters) The website where friends of the Tennessee shooting suspect said he had purchased guns before last week’s attack denied on Thursday that it was in the business of selling weapons, saying it instead offered “a free speech forum.”
(RNS) The Times editorial board did not merely get the Planned Parenthood editorial wrong; it missed it completely.
(RNS) “Everyone on the investigative team who worked with Dr. (Deborah) Nucatola really liked her; she was always very personable,” he says, adding, “I hope she decides to get out and stop doing abortions.”
(RNS) The unusual event is being seen as both a major effort by Bush to reach out to Christian conservatives — a key constituency Bush has sometimes struggled to win over — and by evangelicals to reassert their political influence during a time of landmark social change.