WASHINGTON (RNS) Donald and Evelyn Knapp are businesspeople, not pastors. They abandoned their religious vocation the moment they traded the sacred meaning of marriage for a profit-making enterprise.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Francis also took aim at practices that have been hotly debated in the U.S, such as the so-called “extraordinary rendition” of terror suspects to other countries.
ROME (RNS) The Rev. Luigi Ciotti has had police escorts before, but when a notorious Sicilian boss issued a death threat from his jail cell a couple of months ago, the authorities immediately doubled Ciotti’s protection.
(RNS) Officials at a Maryland university are voicing concern at news that Washington’s so-called Peeping Tom rabbi invited college students to try out his synagogue’s ritual bath.
(RNS) A new study confirms what many have long suspected — that many evangelical institutions lag far behind the general marketplace in leadership roles for women.
NEW YORK (RNS) “I was very disturbed by what happened” at the Vatican’s family synod, Archbishop Charles Chaput said. “I think confusion is of the devil, and I think the public image that came across was one of confusion.”
JERUSALEM (RNS) Because Jewish law requires witnesses to conversions to be above reproach, some have questioned whether the conversions that accused Rabbi Barry Freundel oversaw were illegitimate.
(RNS) God isn’t causing Ebola to spread through western Africa as some sort of punishment for the people there, or to come to these shores as some punishment of us. Diseases happen.
(RNS) Donald and Evelyn Knapp are ordained Pentecostal ministers who say they can’t provide same-sex services at their for-profit wedding chapel because it’s “something forbidden by their religious beliefs and ordination vows.”