WASHINGTON (RNS) The adult survivors of the Holocaust are mostly gone now, and those who survived as children -- and were old enough at the time to remember their ordeals -- are now in their 70s and 80s.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Clergy from California to Connecticut created a makeshift graveyard symbolizing victims of gun violence on the National Mall on Thursday (April 11) as they exhorted Congress to pass legislation to limit access to firearms.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The NCAA's March Madness is down to the Sweet Sixteen, but Lent Madness has already skipped through the Saintly Sixteen, the Elate Eight, and the Faithful Four to crown an unlikely champion with a golden halo.
WASHINGTON (RNS) In 1974, when the Rev. Jorge Bergoglio was the top Jesuit in his native Argentina, a former nightclub dancer named Isabel Peron came to head the nation -- an accidental and weak president.
A Newly authorized Violence Against Women Act, signed by President Obama on March 7, was opposed by five key Catholic bishops for fear it would subvert traditional views of marriage and gender and compromise the religious freedom of groups that aid victims of human trafficking.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The National Council of Churches is moving its headquarters from the historic "God Box" in New York City to Washington, a change that the cash-strapped ecumenical group predicts will save as much as $500,000 over time.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Longtime White House aide Joshua DuBois, who heads the White House office focused on the intersection of religion and public policy, will step down on Friday (Feb. 8), President Obama announced Thursday.
Super Bowl halftime shows often burn more vivid images into the American conscience than the most-watched football game of the year, and can claim millions more viewers. They can also ignite controversy, as Janet Jackson did with her halftime "wardrobe malfunction" in 2004. Last year, performing with Madonna, British-born hip-hop star M.I.A. gave the finger to 114 million people.
In the past four decades, American attitudes have changed markedly on gay marriage, smoking, bullying and a host of other cultural issues. But on Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, public opinion today looks much as it did back then.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Dozens of the nation's faith leaders said Tuesday (Jan. 15) that they're ready to take on the gun lobby and demanded that politicians take quick and concrete steps to stem gun violence.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The persecution of Christians "vastly rose" in 2012 as radical Islamists consolidated power in Africa, according to Open Doors, a Christian missionary organization that publishes an annual list of offending nations.