NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) A top Vatican official warned the nuns in April that honoring Sister Elizabeth Johnson, a longtime Fordham University professor, would be considered provoking the Holy See and U.S. bishops.
(RNS) An atheist group prompted the ouster but public outcry led the brass to reverse course Friday (Aug. 15).
(RNS) As fans of Robin Williams reel from the news of his suicide, faith communities — including the nation’s black churches — have started to address mental illness as a crucial area of focus.
BEIJING (RNS) Even a routine message, like the greeting Pope Francis sent by telegram Thursday as his plane crossed over China, carries historic significance given the two sides’ often-fraught relationship.
(RNS) A coalition of religious leaders, led by mostly conservative Catholic, evangelical and Jewish activists, is calling on President Obama to sharply escalate military action against Islamic extremists in Iraq.
(RNS) The Navy’s decision came after the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter questioning the constitutionality of religious literature in the Navy lodges’ 3,000 guest rooms.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Even as Francis called on the international community to find “an efficient political solution that can stop these crimes” the Vatican also tried to make peace with the idea that U.S. military strikes were necessary and working.