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The Religion WorldReligion News Service's Kevin Eckstrom has reaction to the surprise announcement by Pope Benedict XVI on Monday that he is resigning at the end of the month due to health reasons. Benedict is the first Pope in 600 years to voluntarily step down: “...
The Religion WorldOrlando Catholic Diocese Bishop John Noonan mark the start of Lent by drawing the sign of the cross with ash on the foreheads of parishioners attending mass on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 12:10 p.m., at St. James Cathedral, 215 North Orange Ave., Orlando....
NEW YORK (AP) — Conventional wisdom holds that no one from the United States could be elected pope, that the superpower has more than enough worldly influence without an American in the seat of St. Peter. But after Pope Benedict XVI's...
Medicaid expansion has been a hot topic among state legislators since Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced his intention to reject federal funding to increase health coverage for low-income South Dakotans. But just as the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops...
Tags: Dennis Daugaard, Medicaid, Politics, Government, Christianity
In voting to legalize same-sex marriage, Britain's House of Commons has proved that a tradition-conscious society can also adapt to social change. Enactment of the legislation, which is also expected to pass the House of Lords after some additional action...
Tags: Voting, Politics, Government, Anglicanism, England
In journalism, a “standing hed” is a headline that can be used over and over because the event it describes is recurring. My favorite standing hed is “Pope Prays for Peace,” but the New York Times this week had one that is becoming...
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration tried anew Friday to defuse controversy over a requirement in the healthcare law designed to broaden access to contraception, proposing new regulations to protect some religious organizations from having to cover...
NEW YORK (AP) — Facing diverse and ceaseless protests, the Boy Scouts of America is signaling its readiness to end the nationwide exclusion of gays as scouts or leaders and give the sponsors of local troops the freedom to decide the matter for...
Is President Obama guilty of a double standard when it comes to clergymen who condemn homosexuality? The Rev. Louie Giglio, an evangelical pastor active in the campaign against human trafficking, was supposed to deliver the benediction at Obama’s...
Congress avoided the fiscal cliff last week, but Republican lawmakers in the House still blew another crucial deadline. For the first time since the Violence Against Women Act, or VAWA, was passed in 1994, Congress failed to renew the law that is...
Tags: Migration, Laws, Justice System, Politics, Abusive Behavior
The Religion WorldFaith in Public Life put together an election analysis based on exit polling and the political context that’s developed over the course of the year: Ballot initiatives In Florida and California, faith-based community organizing groups mounted...
The Religion WorldWASHINGTON—The U.S. Catholic bishops have launched a pastoral strategy addressing critical life, marriage and religious liberty concerns. The five-part strategy or call to prayer was approved by the bishops in November and is set to begin after...
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