(RNS) Baptism rates are in steady decline for U.S. Catholics, Southern Baptists and others. Will high profile attention to the ritual from the Archbishop of Canterbury to the pope inspire a change?
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ST. LOUIS (RNS) “I have tried over the years to reconcile my silence as a gay priest with that of the Church’s increasingly anti-gay stance. I have been unsuccessful,” the Rev. Gary Meier writes in his book “Hidden Voices: Reflections of a Gay, Catholic Priest.”
(RNS) More than half of Americans think the Bible has too little influence on a culture in moral decline, yet only one in five Americans read the Bible on a regular basis, according to a new survey.
WASHINGTON (RNS) As the first Jesuit pope, Francis is a game-changer for relations between the church and its largest religious order.
Here’s our list of (real and imagined) possibilities. Some are obvious, some less so. For our betting dollars, we’re banking on someone in Louie Giglio’s profile: unique but not necessarily a household name.
SAN FRANCISCO (RNS) It’s just another night of stand-up comedy at the Punch Line as Jesus takes the microphone. It's “Holiday Heathens,'' a December comedy show featuring humor poking fun at religion, written by atheists for atheists. By Kimberly Winston.
(RNS) News that Comedy Central star Stephen Colbert and New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan would appear together on a panel on faith and humor next month was greeted with widespread anticipation, but now organizers say that the event will be restricted to Fordham University students and will not be broadcast or videotaped. By David Gibson.