(RNS) In his media punditry and in a weekly column that ran in some diocesan newspapers, the Rev. Richard McBrien argued for the ordination of women, optional celibacy, and birth control, among other things.
(RNS) “Do we really surrender the entire American system of government to five people, unelected, appointed for life, with no consequences for the decisions they make?” Huckabee asked.
(RNS) Nigerian government troops seem weak and incapable of stopping Boko Haram from becoming a growing danger to Africa’s most populous country and the world’s 10th largest oil exporter.
ATLANTA (Reuters) Kelvin Cochran wrote a 2013 book titled, “Who Told You That You Were Naked?” in which he called homosexuality “vulgar” and “the opposite of purity.”
(RNS) The sudden reversal stunned abortion foes who had expected to celebrate House passage of the bill as they gathered for their annual demonstration against the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling by the Supreme Court legalizing abortion.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The absolutism of polarized abortion activists on both sides betrays the more ambivalent views of rank-and-file Americans.
(RNS) If one’s religious beliefs are to be punished with (among other things) loss of employment, you don’t need a vivid imagination to guess where such logic may lead.
(RNS) More than 7,000 French Jews have moved to Israel in the last year, and there are clear signs others will follow. This is huge. France has the third-largest Jewish community in the world.
(RNS) The statement cites Pope Francis’ views that immigration woes and economic inequality are threats to life along with abortion, and it appears to be another example of the so-called Francis effect that is recasting the nation’s culture war by shifting the debates onto a broader terrain.