(RNS) What does it mean that Pope Francis thinks the Catholic Church should apologize to gays and other marginalized groups? Let us 'Splain . . .
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(RNS) The legislation acknowledged segregation of members by race and defense of white supremacist organizations.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (RNS) During the "Service of Lament," Bishop James V. Johnston, Jr. apologized for the sins committed by the church.
WASHINGTON — The ruling could have an impact beyond the Lone Star State by prompting legislatures and courts to reconsider other limits on abortion.
(RNS) The Filipino president elect paid men to undergo vasectomies while mayor of Davao.
(Reuters) Pope Francis also said the Roman Catholic Church should ask forgiveness for the way it has treated women, for turning a blind eye to child labor and...
(Reuters) The Vatican hit back on Sunday (June 26) at Turkey's depiction of Pope Francis as having a 'crusader mentality' after he used the word genocide to...
(RNS) Donald Trump recently accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior, making him a 'baby Christian,' Focus on the Family founder James Dobson reportedly said.
(RNS) Advocates for Palestinians cheer the PCUSA as Jewish groups denounce measures that "demonize" Israel.
(Reuters) A Turkish deputy prime minister said that it was 'unfortunate' that Pope Francis had labeled the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces a...
(Reuters) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas retracted his allegation that Israeli rabbis had called for the poisoning of Palestinian water
(Reuters) Visibly moved, Pope Francis took part in a prayer service along with President Serzh Sarksyan and leaders of the Armenian Apostolic Church while in...
(RNS) Matthew McConaughey stars as a rebel among Civil War rebels who was inspired by scripture but who was not exactly a saint.
(RNS) 'We feel like as a church our first step is to serve and to do that not so that they’ll become Christians, but because we are Christians,' one pastor...
(RNS) Clergy worry about prominent and ordinary Christians who seek help from witch doctors and at ancestral shrines.