(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.
(RNS) Mormon feminists may have been surprised by some subtle changes in vocabulary and approach Saturday (Sept. 27) at the church’s general women’s meeting.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Perhaps the influence of the National Council of Churches was overinflated during its heyday a half-century ago, but it is a mistake to ignore the people behind the NCC.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican said that the pope had taken the “onerous decision” to replace the bishop for “serious pastoral reasons.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis has made a habit of personally answering letters sent to him from around the world — but not from a group of two dozen Italian women who say they are married to or involved with Catholic priests.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) A bishop from the Dominican Republic was recently reported saying he was shocked to see former Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski walking freely on the streets of central Rome.
(RNS) Katharine Jefferts Schori’s time as presiding bishop has been lauded by theological liberals and bemoaned by conservatives.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI made reconciliation with traditionalist Catholics a top priority, but was roundly criticized when one of the rehabilitated bishops turned out to be a vocal Holocaust denier.
WASHINGTON (RNS) In its upcoming term, the Supreme Court will consider a religion trifecta: One case focuses on prison inmates. Another deals with outdoor signs. The third affects Americans born in Jerusalem.