(RNS) Conservative Catholics often complain that Pope Francis, especially in his unscripted moments, sows confusion. Now, for a change, progressives are grappling with that frustration.
(RNS) The pope reportedly met secretly with the born-again Christian, who has become a hero of the religious right for going to jail rather than issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.
(RNS) Among those countries frequently cited by human rights groups with the most aggressive laws banning free expression are China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) Philadelphia magazine crafts its own version of the Obama “Hope” poster to commemorate you-know-who’s historic visit to the city.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) Churches in more than 50 cities have hosted Fugitive Safe Surrender events over the past decade, some of them more than once, resulting in thousands of cleared warrants.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) He delivered a folksy, off-the-cuff riff on family life — and in prepared remarks urged society to provide concrete economic support to families.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) The pontiff had a chance to endorse the U.S. bishops’ religious liberty battles against gay rights and the contraception mandate. But he passed.
(Reuters) “We came to the conclusion that the Democratic Party left us a long time ago, so why were we hanging on?” she said.
(RNS) They include a former president of a historic black denomination, the head of an anti-hunger group and an executive of a Sikh organization.