People gathered early that fateful Sunday at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin to meditate on God and to serve others—key requirements of their religion. Six of them were fatally shot August 5 as they performed customary acts of prayer and kindness.
c. 2012 USA Today (RNS) Ten years ago, the Roman Catholic sex abuse scandal dominated the headlines with horrific stories of priests preying on vulnerable youths and a church hierarchy more concerned with protecting clergy instead of kids.
c. 2012 Religion News Service (RNS) No matter where you live, you can go to church, so to speak, with Christ Fellowship in McKinney, Texas, which is on board with almost every high-tech gambit under heaven.
c. 2012 USA Today
WASHINGTON (RNS) President Obama's effort to accommodate the Catholic
Church by altering his administration's rule on birth control coverage has not
appeased the church, congressional Republicans or GOP candidates trying to
take his job next year.
c. 2011 USA Today
(RNS) Jacob "Jake" Finkbonner of Ferndale, Wash., was 5 years old in 2006 when he split his lip playing basketball, developed a deadly flesh-eating strep infection and lay near death for months at Seattle Children's Hospital.
(RNS) The way you see God tells a lot about how you see the U.S.
economy, according to a new national survey.
About one in five Americans combine a view of God as actively
engaged in daily workings of the world with an economic conservative
view that opposes government regulation and champions the free market as
a matter of faith.
(RNS) The old wisdom: The more educated you are, the less likely you
will be religious. But a new study says education doesn't drive people
away from God -- it gives them a more liberal attitude about who's going
Every Sunday morning, P.S. 144 elementary school in Queens, like
dozens of schools in New York City and thousands more nationwide, is
transformed into a house of worship for a few hours, hosting the Forest
Hills Community Church with its prefab pulpit and portable baptistery.
(RNS) Atop the tiny, white-columned 1842 church where Glen Likens was
baptized, where he married his wife, where their children were baptized,
where they still worship on Sundays, the steeple is rotting.
Catholic bishops have kicked the "booty" out of the Bible. The U.S.
Conference of Catholic Bishops has brought about a new translation of
the Bible, one it says is more accurate, more accessible and more