(RNS) Jallen Messersmith finds support among his coaches, team after coming out as gay.
Fr. Andrew Greeley died on May 29, 2013. He was 85. Greeley’s peers and family speak about his influence, Catholic faith and the accident that ended his writing.
(RNS) As the White House unveils a new initiative to combat mental illness, Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee President Frank Page has just written “Melissa: A Father’s Lessons from a Daughter’s Suicide,” about his eldest daughter, Melissa Page Strange, who committed suicide in 2009 at age 32.
(RNS) Observers say the election of the first openly gay Lutheran bishop in the United States is as significant as the decision to ordain women clergy, but they don’t expect the decision to split the 4 million-member ELCA.
The Southern Baptist Convention, whose 3,981 Scout troops make it the BSA’s sixth-largest religious sponsor, plans to address the issue at its annual meeting in Houston, June 11-12.
(RNS) The U.S. Catholic Church’s top liaison to the Boy Scouts of America is telling Catholic Scout leaders and troop sponsors that the BSA’s new policy welcoming gay Scouts “is not in conflict with Catholic teaching” and they should continue to support Scouting programs.
(RNS) The Southern Baptists’ Russell Moore says evangelicals are more aggressive this time around because more immigrants have joined their congregations, giving members a better understanding of who they are.
(RNS) Once one of the biggest names in Christian music, Carman had been rejected by every Christian music label in the last 12 or 13 years. It was only after he went public about his terminal illness that the 57-year-old singer-songwriter discovered he still had an audience.
(RNS) A national conference on religious freedom reveals the strengths and weaknesses of the coalition that fears an erosion of religious liberty in the U.S.
(RNS) Judging from his long career in the public eye, lots of people seemed to care about what he said, but the Rev. Andrew Greeley never seemed to care much about what people said about him.