(RNS) N.J. Gov. Chris Christie announced his candidacy for president on Tuesday (June 30). Christie is not afraid to speak about his Catholic faith, or his love for the music of fellow Jersey boy Bruce Springsteen.
Bill Levin, who calls himself the church’s minister of love, formed it partly to test Indiana’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which bars the government from infringing on religious practices.
(RNS) The waves of social change sweeping across America got me thinking. Were Aunt Charlotte and Aunt Trudy more than simply “roommates”?
County clerks in Texas who object to gay marriage can refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite last week’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said on Sunday.
(RNS) In the days before the Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage, we asked two couples — one gay who want to marry, one straight and opposed to gay marriage — what the court’s decision would mean to them.
(Reuters) French President Francois Hollande described it as a terrorist attack and said all measures would be taken to stop any future strikes on a country still reeling from Islamist assaults in January.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) As part of the accord, the Vatican has thrown its support behind a peace deal based on the 1967 border, before Israel annexed large swaths of territory during the Six-Day War.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Some 70 pastors and other religious leaders headed to lawmakers’ offices to press for changes in the Voting Rights Act.
(RNS) Even before the current controversy, the flag and other public symbols of the Confederacy were never important to the typical Republican voter, poll data show.