(RNS) Overall there was plenty of applause for the encyclical — from among different faith groups, nonbelievers and, yes, scientists.
Another mass shooting. This time it was a humble church, the oldest AME church in the South, where people had gathered for a prayer meeting.
DERRY, N.H. (Reuters) In his first official day on the presidential campaign trail on Tuesday, Republican Jeb Bush, a Catholic, had sharp words on Pope Francis’ decision to leap into the climate change debate.
(RNS) Up front about his Catholic-shaped political agenda, Jeb Bush has said, “It’s not an imposition of faith. It’s who you are.”
(RNS) Financially strapped families must decide whether to keep $100,000 all for themselves, or help another family.
WASHINGTON — An active-duty Army chaplain has published a book titled “Jesus Was an Airborne Ranger” and appeared in a video in uniform to promote it, raising questions about the service endorsing Christianity as the Pentagon wages wars in Muslim countries.
Being gay-friendly is not optional; it is a commandment from Jesus. But being an advocate for the gay lifestyle contradicts God’s word.
(RNS) A new app called Instapray, founded by Stanford grad Fryderyk Ovcaric and backed by venture capitalist Peter Thiel among others, is billed as “a safe place that connects people around the world through prayers.” But it also puts some of our worst impulses on display.
(RNS) Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church in Toronto this week held its sixth annual Blessing of the Bikes — a type of local event that has become more common as a growing number of churches consider the idea that protecting the environment is not just a scientific or political debate, but a spiritual one.