(RNS) — The dismissal of the case, several bishops and other leaders say, makes an unfounded distinction between personal behavior and political actions.
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(RNS) — Cardinal Sean O’Malley acknowledged this week that the church needs clearer norms and procedures for investigating and judging bishops. But O’Malley’s statement only raises further questions.
LONDON (RNS) — Better psychological profiling of clergy, experts say, can help to spot pathologies such as narcissism and Machiavellianism that can turn pastors into rivals of the God they purport to serve.
(AP) — Designs for a memorial to nine black worshippers slain at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, began not at a drafting table, but with discussions with grieving family members about how best to honor those lost in the racist...
(RNS) — His rapping is drawing more youth to join the church. That, in turn, will have a positive impact on society, he said.
(RNS) — A sexual abuse allegation made against a top retired U.S. Catholic cleric, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, has been deemed 'credible and substantiated' by church authorities, who ordered McCarrick to cease all public activities.
The following is a guest post by Skye Jethani The case of the Colorado baker who refused to create a cake for a same-sex wedding has been a topic of heated debate since 2015. My writings about the case have received criticism from both conservative...
WASHINGTON (RNS) — As Bishop Michael Curry's fame rises in the wake of his royal wedding sermon, questions remain as to how — or if — he will utilize his newfound influence to bolster a resurgent religious left.
(AP) — Pope Francis warned Wednesday that the latest spasm of violence in the Holy Land is only hurting chances for peace, and he called for revived efforts at dialogue and justice.
(RNS) — The Rev. Donald Anderson, 70, executive minister of the Rhode Island State Council of Churches, will take a three-month leave beginning June 1 to complete a transition from male to female.
PUNE, India (RNS) — As ideas about gender equality spread in India, female clergy are slowly gaining acceptance in the country’s male-dominated religions, solemnizing marriage, birth and death ceremonies for Hindus and adjudicating religious matters...
The beleaguered baptist leader should join a 12-step program. It might teach him how to make amends.
(AP) — Pope Francis says he has thought about when it might be time to 'take leave' of his flock.
(RNS) — "We cannot honor our mothers in this #MeToo moment without listening to the cries of generations of women who have suffered sexual violence and domestic abuse because of an unrighteous order that we imagined to be from God," writes Jonathan...
(RNS) — Southern Baptists cannot move on because they've been thrust into a larger cultural conversation.