Pope Francis is creating a special commission to deal with the clergy sexual abuse crisis on a global scale, a step that comes amid growing criticism that Francis had not given sufficient attention to the scandal.
ROME (RNS) Laying out a blueprint for the issues that are likely to define his papacy, Pope Francis on Tuesday (Nov. 26) issued a biting critique of capitalism, calling on world leaders to fight against poverty and for the rich...
(RNS) There’s something strange about Kerry Nietz’s new Amish romance novel.The pretty blond girl on the cover wears a white hair bonnet and has an innocent look on her face.
Death may be inevitable, but one in three Americans – including most blacks and Hispanics – want doctors to never quit fighting it.
People often say they want a good “quality of life” in their older years.
The United Methodist Church was not on trial at a recently concluded courtroom hearing outside of Philadelphia. But the denomination’s ambivalence over homosexuality took center stage.
A United Methodist jury Tuesday night gave a Pennsylvania pastor 30 days to agree not to break church law by presiding at future same-sex weddings or give up his clergy credentials.
In November of 1963, C. S. “Jack” Lewis knew he was dying. The Irish-born literary scholar, children’s author, and Christian apologist had come out of a coma in July, only to be diagnosed with end-stage renal failure.
The United Methodist Church’s division over homosexuality grew heated Friday (Nov. 15), as the denomination’s Council of Bishops called for charging retired Bishop Melvin Talbert with presiding at the Oct. 26 wedding of two men...
Americans are opening their wallets and providing financial relief to the typhoon-battered Philippines at a pace that may be the third-highest ever for an overseas disaster, but still not enough to satisfy needs.