LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) If forced to approve marriage licenses for gay and lesbian couples, the “searing act of validation would forever echo in her conscience,” her lawyers said in their Supreme Court request for a stay pending appeal.
PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) The school board of the all-girls St. Mary’s Academy voted unanimously late Wednesday to add sexual orientation to its equal employment opportunity policy.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Polish ex-nuncio — as Vatican ambassadors are called — had been due to stand trial on charges he paid for sex with children during his time in the Dominican Republic.
OKLAHOMA CITY (RNS) Dean Charles Graham bought the clothing when he was last in Dubai and decided to wear it as a gesture of multicultural respect.
(RNS) This morning as I flipped pancakes to fill my children’s bellies before we headed out the door, I thought of some other mothers and fathers who were undoubtedly rejoicing for other reasons.
(Reuters) Local churches and other groups are offering to house the portrait, which had hung in the school since at least the 1950s, and community leaders have been working to defuse anger over its removal.
(RNS) Will Pope Francis’ U.S. visit spur millions of Catholics, and ex-Catholics, to new levels of engagement? Or will he be like the Dalai Lama — greatly applauded but not necessarily followed?
(RNS) This false forgiveness is too often the result of the pressure professional Christians feel to forgive when they are in the public eye.
ROME (RNS) In the days following the funeral, the church tried to distance itself from the spectacle, with Auxiliary Bishop Giuseppe Mariante stating church officials did not know the ceremony would be accompanied by “Mafia propaganda.”