LOUISVILLE — Although a federal judge ruled Wednesday that a county clerk’s religious convictions had no bearing on her ‘purely legal’ task, a same sex couple said the clerk’s office still denied them a license on Thursday.
(Reuters) Dioceses in Boston, Long Island, Baltimore, Toledo, and much of Minnesota have all reported millions of dollars in holdings in oil and gas stocks in recent years.
NEW YORK (RNS) “If every gay person leaves their church because they have been treated poorly, nothing will change,” Josh Canfield said. “They still want us, and we feel called to stay.”
FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) Police in riot gear clashed with protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, early on Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the police shooting of an unarmed black teen whose death sparked a national outcry over race relations.
VATICAN (RNS) The announcement of the annual prayer day is the latest move by Pope Francis to push environmental issues up the global agenda.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Speaking to the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square, Francis recalled the “horror and repulsion” aroused by the twin bombings of Nagasaki on Aug. 9 1945, and Hiroshima, three days earlier.
FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) More than 200 protesters carrying bullhorns, drums and signs demonstrated against police in Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday night, with some placing the roasted head of a pig on a barricade in front of officers.
(RNS) Many feared the bloody images that were staples of the annual March for Life may have repelled more than they converted. But the release of undercover Planned Parenthood videos suggests gruesome is back.
(RNS) A growing number of advocates and experts are calling for President Obama and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to label ISIS’s actions against religious and ethnic minorities “genocide.” What’s holding them back?