(RNS) An atheist group that raised funds after national disasters is facing questions about its tax-exempt promises to donors and how the money was spent.
(RNS) Most feel impotent, watching things they care about implode or coarsen or move in a direction they feel powerless to affect. So we tell old stories.
(Reuters) Opponents called it a “religious discrimination bill” which would allow private businesses, individuals and organizations to discriminate against gays and others on religious grounds.
(RNS) Pope Francis is trying to tighten church teaching against the death penalty. Not all American Catholics, however, are convinced.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Eight former teachers described school buses segregated by gender, classroom racism and textbooks with pages on evolution, fossil fuels and sexual reproduction ripped out.
(RNS) When Pope Benedict XVI accepted O’Brien’s resignation, O’Brien admitted “there have been times that my sexual conduct has fallen below the standards expected of me as a priest, archbishop and cardinal.”
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) Rogue Roman Catholic bishop Richard Williamson’s consecration of Father Jean-Michel Faure, which incurs an automatic excommunication of both men, now creates a new ultra-traditionalist splinter group opposed to any form of dialogue with the Vatican.
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) Oklahoma’s conservative lawmakers came up with a religious tactic to block same-sex weddings. In a twist, their efforts to restrict who can perform marriages could make it easier for gay couples to wed.
(RNS) The pope insisted on lunch, which will be prepared by the prisoners, some of whom will come from two other detention centers.