(RNS) Donald and Evelyn Knapp are ordained Pentecostal ministers who say they can’t provide same-sex services at their for-profit wedding chapel because it’s “something forbidden by their religious beliefs and ordination vows.”
Articles tagged “marriage”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) In a new book to be released days before the world’s Catholic bishops gather at the Vatican, hard-liners are challenging moves to moderate church doctrine on marriage and offer Communion to divorced Catholics who remarry.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis is not the first pope to celebrate a marriage ceremony but his predecessor Benedict XVI never presided over a marriage during his eight-year pontificate.
(RNS) For nearly one-third of young marrieds who were part of a national study released Tuesday (Aug. 19), their relationship with their eventual spouse began as a hookup.
(RNS) Nearly three in five births to unmarried women across the United States were to women living with their partner — marking the first time a majority of these births were to women in cohabiting relationships, according to a new analysis of federal data released Wednesday (Aug. 13).
(RNS) According to federal statistics, 41 percent of births are to unmarried mothers. But what if the single mom by choice is a minister, or a rabbi?
(RNS) In yet another sign of polarized society, 49 percent would be unhappy with an unbeliever joining the family.
(RNS) In 1950, about 20 percent of all U.S. marriages were interfaith. Today, that number is 45 percent.
ROME (RNS) “I do not believe you can call this an achievement, much less define it as historic,” said Monsignor Nunzio Galantino. “Speedy divorce will not help anyone.”