NEW YORK (RNS) Groeschel was an outspoken opponent of abortion and was quick to defend the church against what he saw as unfair criticism. But his critique of media coverage of the clergy sex abuse scandals also landed him in hot water.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Supreme Court agreed to rule on a religious discrimination lawsuit filed by a Muslim girl who claimed she was not hired as a “model” by Abercrombie & Fitch because of her black headscarf.
(RNS) Throughout the history of the church, apostles and bishops and theologians have often clashed, publicly and sometimes fiercely, to reach a conclusion on the very essentials of the faith.
JERUSALEM (RNS) In her Change.org petition, which had more than 2,300 signatures, a Chicago woman asks El Al why its staff permits female passengers “to be bullied, harassed, and intimidated into switching seats for which they rightfully paid.”
(RNS) Public disagreements over whether the Roman Catholic Church can change its teachings on Communion for remarried Catholics are growing sharper on the eve of a major Vatican summit.
(RNS) It’s unclear whether eight faculty resigned or were effectively fired, and what the future holds for the Episcopal Church’s flagship seminary.
(RNS) Their absence at the Values Voter Summit could hurt the New Jersey governor and the brother of the former president with conservative Christians who are key to winning the GOP presidential primaries.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) “In some respects I feel very calm,” said Kieran Conry. “It is liberating. It is a relief.” But it may not be the end of the matter for the former Roman Catholic leader.
(RNS) “To offer a different world view endorsed by religions, as well as governments, in the long term will go a long way to defeating its appeal to those who are looking to join them,” said Antonios S. Kireopoulos of the National Council of Churches.