ATLANTA (RNS) Seventy-six percent of Georgia voters in 2004 ratified a state constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriages, but a recent poll found that 48 percent of the state’s residents now favor gay marriage.
(RNS) The shift to make popes into saints could backfire if the public assumes that every pontificate comes with an automatic — or at least expected — halo.
(RNS) Why not have two “proper” forms of the pledge, one saying “under God” and one saying “under law,” and permit students to choose which they prefer?
(RNS) For five years, the Islamist insurgency known as Boko Haram has unleashed violence in northern Nigeria, but the girls’ abduction is viewed as the most terrifying so far.
(RNS) In Ukraine, manufactured incidents of anti-Semitism have been cynically used to discredit political opponents as anti-Semites, whether they are, or not.
(RNS) Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a Roman Catholic, will give the keynote at the evangelical university Jerry Falwell founded.
(RNS) We can hope and pray that God forgives us for what our government has done in our name. We can also act to ensure that torture never happens again.
(RNS) Pope Francis will spend Holy Thursday washing the feet of disabled people, some of them women and some perhaps non-Catholics. That upsets traditionalists, who say the rite should be restricted to men only. So who’s right?
(RNS) If successful, Steve Green would galvanize the movement to teach the Bible academically in public schools across the nation.
(RNS) We seem a long way from the conditions that spawned Hitler and Nazism. But even the sturdiest democracy can lose its footing.