(RNS) A new report says American Christians would do more to help the poor if their pastors were less timid about asking them to open their wallets.
NEW YORK (RNS) “I was very disturbed by what happened” at the Vatican’s family synod, Archbishop Charles Chaput said. “I think confusion is of the devil, and I think the public image that came across was one of confusion.”
(RNS) “There are a lot of things I could say that would make me feel better. I don’t know if it would make me look better, but I don’t think it would make Jesus look better,” former megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll said.
Thanks to all the social media we have at our disposal we are equipped with the best “manure spreader” in history. (I am guilty of this by the way.)
(RNS) Pope Francis’ Synod on the Family was more of an opening act than the final word on homosexuality, divorce and other methods of “living in sin.”
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.