(RNS) The society, which supports Bible reading and seeks to have the sacred text translated into all the world’s languages, expects to have a staff of more than 200 in Philadelphia.
NEWPORT, Wash. (RNS) A Tibetan Buddhist nun has quietly founded one of the only U.S. monasteries where women — and soon men — can become fully ordained. Since its founding in 2003, 10 nuns have been ordained there.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) The move, one LGBT advocates have been pushing for years, provides a major boost for the prospects of of a state nondiscrimination statute.
(RNS) The Catholic priest behind the new boys-only policy made waves at another parish when he said parishioners who voted for Barack Obama had to go to confession. The latest uproar comes amid a wider debate over whether the Catholic Church has become too “feminized.”
WHEATON, Ill. (RNS) The vile emails that so-called Christians send to an outspoken church-state watchdog activist display an appalling rejection of Christ’s message of peace, forgiveness and reconciliation.
BOSTON (RNS) Potential jurors in bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial must be able to impose the death penalty. That standard eliminates most Catholics who heed their church’s catechism.
(RNS) In his media punditry and in a weekly column that ran in some diocesan newspapers, the Rev. Richard McBrien argued for the ordination of women, optional celibacy, and birth control, among other things.
(RNS) With a Catholic vice president and a Catholic speaker of the House looking on behind him, Pope Francis’ speech will serve as a vivid reminder of how far Americans have come in overcoming deeply embedded anti-Catholic bigotry.