I’ve gotten a headache from the media coverage of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family. Faced with this migraine, I took a look at the preliminary document, available online in English.
Accused of spying on naked women, one of Washington, D.C.’s most prominent rabbis has been suspended without pay.
NEW YORK (RNS) Hillsong founder Brian Houston said that the victim who came forward to him asked him not to tell the police about his father’s sexual abuse. “I would’ve gone to the police,” he said, if he had known about abuse reporting laws.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) After perestroika, Russians couldn’t get enough evangelical preaching. These days, Ignatenkov said, people are indifferent.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Saturday’s vote was an abrupt about-face from Monday’s mid-term report from the Synod, which spoke of “welcoming homosexual persons” and acknowledging the gifts they have to offer the wider church.
In a series of brief meditations, Toledo author and psychotherapist Kevin Anderson finds extraordinary wisdom hidden in the ordinary happenings of “Noble Nature” — in rocks and trees, shooting stars and seashores, blizzards and bees, and in a wide assortment of other natural amazements.
(RNS) “There are people in our community that … are only going to sit down and listen to you talk about separation of church and state for so long,” said Kimberly Veal. “What is really on their mind is decent housing, feeding their children and affording school clothes. Atheism is not enough.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “The Sistine Chapel can never be rented because it is not a commercial place,” said the managing director of the Vatican Museums, Monsignor Paolo Nicolini.
(RNS) The more liberal, socially active communities of sisters are drawing about the same number of new entrants as the more conservative, tradition-minded communities: very few.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The change in the English version was not made in the Italian original, where the term “accogliere,” which means “to welcome,” was kept.