Francis has been dubbed the “cold-call pope” due to his penchant for picking up the phone and calling all sorts of folks. But his habit can also encourage hoaxes and pranksters, and the Vatican this week had to deny two reports of alleged papal phone calls.
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Author and commentator Dan Savage, host of the ‘Savage Love’ podcast, explains the origins of the “Not All Like That” Christians Project.
(RNS) The one in four evangelicals who are largely ambivalent on the question of homosexuality won’t necessarily be leading the charge for gay rights, but they’re well known in their churches and what they say (or don’t say) can have an impact.
(RNS) Pope Francis said nothing that would indicate that there would be any change in the tenet that homosexuality is, as the Catholic catechism states, “objectively disordered.” But he appeared to push back against a policy that gay men cannot be ordained.
(RNS) Refusal to serve — using religion to discriminate — isn’t new. The idea that any service could be denied based on religious conviction didn’t survive the civil rights revolution and should not be revived now.
We asked faith leaders and members: What does the Supreme Court decision today mean for you in the context of your faith?
Religion News Service documents reactions to the Supreme Court decision both in Washington, D.C. and Kansas City, Mo.
(RNS) The U.S. Catholic Church’s top liaison to the Boy Scouts of America is telling Catholic Scout leaders and troop sponsors that the BSA’s new policy welcoming gay Scouts “is not in conflict with Catholic teaching” and they should continue to support Scouting programs.
(RNS) As U.S. Catholics grow increasingly accepting of homosexuality, there’s going to be inevitable conflict as an uneasy “Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell” policy clashes with gay Catholics’ increasing visibility in the form of marriage licenses or wedding announcements.