(Reuters) Opponents called it a “religious discrimination bill” which would allow private businesses, individuals and organizations to discriminate against gays and others on religious grounds.
(RNS) Pope Francis is trying to tighten church teaching against the death penalty. Not all American Catholics, however, are convinced.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Eight former teachers described school buses segregated by gender, classroom racism and textbooks with pages on evolution, fossil fuels and sexual reproduction ripped out.
NEWARK, N.J. (RNS) The 2009 sting led to charges against five Orthodox rabbis accused of using synagogues and religious charities to launder millions of dollars in illicit funds.
(RNS) When Pope Benedict XVI accepted O’Brien’s resignation, O’Brien admitted “there have been times that my sexual conduct has fallen below the standards expected of me as a priest, archbishop and cardinal.”
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) Rogue Roman Catholic bishop Richard Williamson’s consecration of Father Jean-Michel Faure, which incurs an automatic excommunication of both men, now creates a new ultra-traditionalist splinter group opposed to any form of dialogue with the Vatican.
(RNS) The pope insisted on lunch, which will be prepared by the prisoners, some of whom will come from two other detention centers.
NEW DELHI (RNS) In the 10 months since Narendra Modi’s election, Hindu right-wing groups have expanded their influence across much of India’s government.
PARIS (Reuters) Dieudonné was found guilty of condoning terrorism by posting a joke on his Facebook account after January’s Islamist attacks in Paris.