BELEM, Brazil (RNS) Brazil’s National Conference of Bishops is considering a proposal to ordain married community elders as a way to ease the shortage of Catholic priests in rural areas.
A longtime mayor of DC could receive quite the funeral. TV tests: Will voters vote for an atheist? Plus, Ferguson activists are finding safe places in churches.
SAN FRANCISCO (RNS) Grace Cathedral, begun in 1928, is now an epicenter of spirituality in the City by the Bay. Fifty years after its formal completion, the landmark cathedral attracts pilgrims from around the world.
(RNS) In the Diaspora, writes Alan Wolfe, Jewish can embrace universalism — applying Jewish values to make the world a better place. “Jewish particularism” better describes the defensive, inward posture of Jews in Israel.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) If Mormon-owned BYU allows Muslims on campus, why kick out Mormon students who lose their faith?
The president quotes from Exodus. Google doodle honors a nun. Two powerful New Yorkers have forged an unexpected friendship.
(RNS) Just 5 percent of Americans thought climate change was the most important issue in the U.S. today. And religion was a major dividing point on how much — or how little — they think it’s a matter of concern.
(RNS) The goal of the book is to encourage atheists and humanists to define what they believe so they can articulate it better, both to themselves and to a broader society that often regards atheists as immoral and untrustworthy.
(RNS) But the Boston archbishop, one of Pope Francis’ closest advisers, said the Vatican needs a system of accountability and must “avoid crowd-based condemnations.”