(RNS) The appeals committee ruled that the penalty was beyond those outlined in church law.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “By positing a link between capitalism and war, (Pope Francis) seems to be taking an ultra-radical line: one that consciously or unconsciously follows Vladimir Lenin in his diagnosis of capitalism and imperialism as the main reason why world war broke out a century ago,” the financial magazine says.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The House of Bishops (one of the three houses that governs the Church of England) bans gay clergy from marrying.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) A panel of judges has moved to excommunicate Kate Kelly, a founder of the group Ordain Women, on charges of apostasy.
(RNS) The decision affects only those churches in the Northern Province, the largest of the denomination’s three provinces in the U.S. and Canada.
Many in the Muslim-majority nation held that Ibrahim should never have become a Christian because her father was a Muslim.
WASHINGTON (RNS) President Obama campaigned against a Bush-era discrimination policy for religious groups that receive federal grants. Now a growing coalition of groups is trying to hold him to his promise.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “To think that harm can be reduced by permitting drug addicts to use narcotics in no way resolves the problem,” Pope Francis said.
(RNS) While some may wage wars in the name of their religion, others care for the refugees who flee the violence because of their faith.