(RNS) A favorite talking point among conservative opponents is that the gay marriage ruling is akin to the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. But there are several obstacles to that scenario. Here are six of them …
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis will depart Sunday (July 5) on a much-anticipated trip to Latin America, seen as a homecoming for the Argentine pontiff and likely to draw attention to key challenges in the region. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio shocked the world in 2013 when he became the first Latin American to be elected […]
(RNS) The Episcopal Church voted to approve same-sex marriages Wednesday (July 1). Say what? Don’t we all know at least one married, same-sex Episcopal couple? Let us ‘Splain . . . .
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) In a statement issued from Lambeth Palace in London, Welby said that the American church’s decision “will cause distress for some and have ramifications for the Anglican Communion as a whole, as well as for its ecumenical and interfaith resolutions.”
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) The changes provide as wide a tent as possible for the historic diversity that characterizes the Episcopal Church — guaranteeing access to marriage liturgies to all couples while protecting the conscience of clergy and bishops who dissent theologically.
A year later, who was the big winner in the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in the Hobby Lobby case? Beards. Yes, beards.
SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) Under the new rules, clergy can opt out of performing gay marriage ceremonies.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The anti-capitalism activist praised Pope Francis for standing up to Republicans who are warring against environmentalists, as the Vatican continues its battle against climate change with a high-level conference at the Holy See.
ST. LOUIS — A Roman Catholic priest whose charges of sexual abuse of a boy were dropped this month has filed a federal lawsuit claiming he was unfairly targeted by police, the city and advocates for sexual abuse victims.