ROME (RNS) For the first time in history, the entire class of one Italian high school opted out of an elective on Roman Catholicism earlier this month, reopening a long-standing debate over whether state money should be used to fund a class that focuses on a single faith.
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(RNS) The Roman Catholic Church and the National Council of Churches of Kenya view as “misguided” a parliamentary vote to withdraw from the International Court of Justice.
(RNS) Milingo’s quest to reunite with Rome may be quixotic. The Catholic Church has cut all ties to him.
(RNS) More than 6 million unsafe abortions take place each year in Africa, resulting in 29,000 maternal deaths, according to the World Health Organization.
(RNS) Schismatic Roman Catholics priests, who left the church to claim their right to marry, are now asking for an “African pope” to lead them.
(RNS) Under the new law, gay men and women will be able to join together in civil ceremonies or in church services — although no religious denomination will be forced to carry out such services. Neither the Roman Catholic Church nor the Church of England will perform such marriages.
(RNS) A new commission created by Pope Francis will have the power to access the bank’s data and documents, trumping the secrecy that historically shrouded its operations.
(RNS) Christian conservatives should acknowledge that modern popular culture is here to stay, and use that platform to produce Christian-themed films that will also have quality and popular appeal, said Santorum, the new CEO of EchoLight Studios.
(RNS) Cultural factors that may be contributing to the declining sales prices of Crucifixions are changing worship styles that rely more on words and music and less on visual images, and an unwillingness to openly and publicly display one’s religious commitments.