(RNS) Pope Francis states clearly that global warming is a fact and mankind has contributed to it. Above all, he stresses that everyone has a moral duty to work to mitigate the effects of climate change to avert a worldwide disaster.
(RNS) Bishop Thomas Tobin has a reputation for being outspoken. But his recent blast at “the sloppy and even offensive way people dress while attending Mass” in summer was impressive even for him — and probably welcomed by more than a few pastors.
(RNS) Ramadan begins on the longest day of the year, but for some Muslims living in Northern Europe and Canada, it’s even longer. A British Muslim scholar says those Muslims don’t have to suffer.
(RNS) The Vatican launched a major housecleaning of the scandal-plagued Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The moves seem to mark another step in Pope Francis’ new “get tough” policy on bishops.
(RNS) Financially strapped families must decide whether to keep $100,000 all for themselves, or help another family.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) In court they admitted to urinating on the mountain and swearing at a guide who told them to respect the mountain because local people have strong religious beliefs that it is where their ancestors reside in the afterlife.
(RNS) The courthouse is not a religious space, and the magistrate is not acting in a religious capacity. She is doing her job, which she took an oath to do.
WASHINGTON — An active-duty Army chaplain has published a book titled “Jesus Was an Airborne Ranger” and appeared in a video in uniform to promote it, raising questions about the service endorsing Christianity as the Pentagon wages wars in Muslim countries.