(RNS) Monday’s announcement came less than a month after Pope Francis dismissed the five-man board of the financial watchdog in a controversial move that underscored his hard line on cleaning up Vatican finances.
(RNS) The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that Hobby Lobby, as a closely held private company, has religious rights and does not have to provide employees insurance that covers all birth control methods mandated by the Affordable Care Act.
(RNS) What is this RFRA of which the Supremes speak? Stay with us and there’s ice cream, cake, a puppy and even hallucinogenic drugs in it for you.
(RNS) The militant group called the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant announced it will now be known as The Islamic State.
(RNS) Corporations can’t pray, but they do have religious rights — and other takeaways from the Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski was removed from his post in the Dominican Republic and recalled to the Vatican last August amid claims that he had abused boys in Santo Domingo.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The document said every bishops’ conference opposed “redefining” marriage between one man and one woman or even recognizing same-sex unions, but said the children of gay couples had the right to be baptized.
(RNS) The $1 billion relief agency has struggled since an earlier about-face on same-sex marriage, but recent moves signal a shift toward shoring up its evangelical base.
(RNS) Catholic leaders have carefully, if quietly, avoided doing anything to block gay couples from having their children baptized. But a new policy drafted by a Wisconsin bishop is prompting worries these baptisms may become a new battleground.