VATICAN CITY (RNS) The anti-capitalism activist praised Pope Francis for standing up to Republicans who are warring against environmentalists, as the Vatican continues its battle against climate change with a high-level conference at the Holy See.
(RNS) The waves of social change sweeping across America got me thinking. Were Aunt Charlotte and Aunt Trudy more than simply “roommates”?
(RNS) In the days before the Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage, we asked two couples — one gay who want to marry, one straight and opposed to gay marriage — what the court’s decision would mean to them.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across the United States Friday in a closely divided ruling that will stand as a milestone in its 226-year history.
(RNS) A jury awarded the plaintiffs damages for individual and group therapy sessions in which clients were asked to undress and touch themselves in their therapists’ presence and beat effigies of their mothers with a tennis racket.
(RNS) The forgiveness in Charleston and Boston has startled and moved people. But it has also provoked skeptics who wonder why — in the face of little, late or no remorse — victims have pronounced these violent young men “forgiven.”
(RNS) Inevitably, after the massacre at Emanuel AME Church, people are beginning to talk about arming congregants for self-defense. It is a sad image: 25 souls sitting around at Wednesday night prayer meeting, some packing heat in case the next church attacker should happen to be among them.
(RNS) When it comes to Jewish and Christian liturgy, we have no shortage of references to God as Father. But some have trouble with that. On the other hand, maybe “God as Father” isn’t as retro as we thought.
(RNS) Overall there was plenty of applause for the encyclical — from among different faith groups, nonbelievers and, yes, scientists.