WASHINGTON (RNS) Everyone on Twitter is learning that a hashtag cuts both ways — it can be hijacked or lampooned by detractors, and it’s a key way that online activists are pushing back against opposing messages or what some might even call hate speech.
(RNS) A new claim that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married (and had kids!) has been widely dismissed by experts. But that won’t be the last we’ll hear of this theory. Here’s why.
MIAMI (RNS) People gave a wide variety of reasons for abandoning the Catholic Church. The most common answer was people saying they wanted a more personal connection with God.
WASHINGTON (RNS) What can you believe about gays and still call yourself an evangelical? And who gets to decide?
(RNS) Organizers say the new conference will show that while the Catholic hierarchy is split on how to address contemporary challenges to marriage and family life, the church can nonetheless seek common ground with religious leaders outside the Vatican.
(RNS) For both sides, alleged friendships could pose a risk, as relationships could be perceived as acceptance.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Nashville conference was remarkable for two notable shifts: a change in tone — call it a kinder, gentler opposition to homosexuality — and a pragmatic concession that the fight over gay marriage is largely lost.
(RNS) A reworked version of purgatory is something that has intrigued some Protestants, and it seems to have won over more than a few.