(RNS) A jury awarded the plaintiffs damages for individual and group therapy sessions in which clients were asked to undress and touch themselves in their therapists’ presence and beat effigies of their mothers with a tennis racket.
Davis preached, after the war, that we have one country and should focus on making it that which God intended.
ROME (RNS) As the Vatican continues to work on policies to combat clergy sex abuse, a leading pontifical university in Rome hosted a conference this week on how the Catholic Church can better address the current crisis and released details of a new diploma program on protecting children.
(RNS) Inevitably, after the massacre at Emanuel AME Church, people are beginning to talk about arming congregants for self-defense. It is a sad image: 25 souls sitting around at Wednesday night prayer meeting, some packing heat in case the next church attacker should happen to be among them.
(RNS) If marriage equality becomes the law of the land, we evangelicals must find a way to live with it. We must minister in the different context.
(RNS) As the unholy creation of white Christian ministers, it is tragically appropriate that the Religion of the Lost Cause should come to an end with a devotee murdering black Christians in a church in the city where the Civil War began. On the 150th anniversary of the faith’s creation, let that be Dylann Roof’s legacy.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Vatican officials on Tuesday released a document on family values — a precursor to a major meeting in October — that underscores the ongoing tension between Pope Francis’ desire for a more “welcoming” church and the need to hew to long-standing tradition and doctrine.
(RNS) How does one muster the courage, the conviction, the moral fiber to grant such a gift to someone who has already taken so much?
(RNS) “Laudato Si'” may turn out to be politically influential. It is already theologically revolutionary.