(RNS) Pope Francis will become the third pope to visit 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue when he meets with the president and first lady during his U.S. tour in September.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (RNS) Will HBO’s scathing documentary of Scientology, which airs March 29, prompt the secretive, litigious church to change? Don’t bet on it.
They approved physician- assisted dying legislation after hearing recorded testimony from the late Brittany Maynard, who moved from California to Oregon last year to avail herself of Oregon’s right-to-die law. ph
Church leaders and the GOP mayor of Indianapolis want the Indiana governor to veto, not sign, a bill that gives legal protection to business owners who refuse to serve gay couples.
The restoration of the first temple to open in Turkey in two generations comes at a time of fear and tension for a dwindling number of Jews there.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Alison White, 58, will become the next bishop of Hull, following closely on the heels of Bishop Libby Lane, who was consecrated in January.
(RNS) Are there signs of a “Francis effect” among U.S. Catholics? Yes and no, but it’s still probably too early to tell.
(RNS) It’s time for our religious leaders to step forward and set a vision, agenda and values; to hope that we, our politicians and our political parties can find our way to help America live up to its promise.