VATICAN CITY (RNS) Vatican officials on Tuesday released a document on family values — a precursor to a major meeting in October — that underscores the ongoing tension between Pope Francis’ desire for a more “welcoming” church and the need to hew to long-standing tradition and doctrine.
Many Mormon feminists experienced Kate Kelly’s excommunication as a harsh slap felt around the world.
(RNS) How does one muster the courage, the conviction, the moral fiber to grant such a gift to someone who has already taken so much?
The LDS Church will spearhead a project to make searchable records of the Freedmen’s Bureau, an agency Congress created at the end of the Civil War.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis on Monday (June 22) concluded a whirlwind two-day visit to Turin in northern Italy, during which his lively, often extemporaneous conversations covered everything from chastity to the arms trade.
(RNS) More companies are making efforts to accommodate the religious needs of their Muslim workers. But some businesses are going the extra mile to host events that celebrate the monthlong fast.
(RNS) When it comes to Jewish and Christian liturgy, we have no shortage of references to God as Father. But some have trouble with that. On the other hand, maybe “God as Father” isn’t as retro as we thought.
(RNS) “Laudato Si'” may turn out to be politically influential. It is already theologically revolutionary.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) A leading British Muslim on Friday rejected Prime Minister David Cameron’s demand that the community do more to thwart the appeal of the Islamic State group’s ideology among young Muslims.