(RNS) Bishop Johan Bonny has been touted as a future leader of Belgium’s Catholic hierarchy, but will his controversial proposals hurt his prospects?
(RNS) Many women will head to Mass this weekend and note that the priest, bishop and pope have something in common: They are all men, and the power they hold in institutional church structures hardly looks like marginalization.
PARIS (RNS) “I believe that the attacks today will only grow the racism against Muslims,” said Abdallah Zekri, president of the National Observatory Against Islamophobia, in Paris.
(RNS) Retired Bishop Melvin Talbert, who served as the leader of United Methodists in San Francisco, ignored a request not to perform a same-sex ceremony in Alabama.
(RNS) Why aren’t more men entering the priesthood? A leading U.S. cardinal blames altar girls and a church that’s become “too feminized.”
(RNS) Charlie Hebdo is known for its caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad and other controversial sketches and has frequently drawn condemnation from Muslims.
(RNS) Dean Katherine Hancock Ragsdale has been outspoken in her support of abortion rights, earning the title of “the high priestess of abortion” from critics.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Discovered under an abandoned prison building that is part of the Tower of David Museum grounds, the trial site is one piece of a vast excavation undertaken by archaeologists from 1999 to 2000 but sealed off for the past 14 years.