(RNS) The conflict between the school and a professor who tried to show solidarity with Muslims is itself emblematic of where American evangelicalism is today.
HAVANA — “Finally,” the pontiff told Patriarch Kirill as they met, the first encounter in history between a Roman Catholic pope and a Russian Orthodox patriarch. “We are brothers.”
(RNS) The “Prayer of St. Francis” was not written by St. Francis, and many other great religious quotes can’t be traced to the famous people whose names are memed with them.
RIO DE JANEIRO (RNS) Erika Roque believes God wanted her to have a child with microcephaly. But some reproductive-rights advocates want Brazilian women to have the right to abort.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The body of one of Italy’s favorite saints spent nearly a week on display inside St. Peter’s Basilica as part of the Jubilee of Mercy.
(RNS) The church might be more flexible on the issue of contraception if it sees it less as a cultural poison pill leading down the slope to abortion and more as a viable public health alternative.
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) Jennifer Pinckney survived the Charleston massacre that took her husband’s life and the lives of eight others. “I want him to smile down on us. I want him to be proud,” she said at a Duke University event.
MEXICO CITY (RNS) Faith here is strong and tied to family and culture, but many Mexicans feel the Catholic Church is out of touch. Expectations for Pope Francis’ visit are low.