(RNS) The Obama administration is taking heat from religious groups,
particularly Catholic leaders, upset that new federal health regulations
may force them to pay for employees' birth control, a violation of
NEW YORK (RNS) The principal of a Catholic grade school in the Bronx
that serves mainly black and Latino students has been fired after his
racially charged views about minorities made headlines, and the priest
who hired him apologized for a "mistake in judgment."
(RNS) For many Americans, nothing is as exciting as an impending
apocalypse, except perhaps for the thrill of waking up the next day and
discovering that Armageddon did not arrive and we have been spared.
(RNS) The Vatican's highest-ranking official in the United States,
Archbishop Pietro Sambi, died Wednesday (July 27) night at Johns Hopkins
Medical Center in Baltimore, succumbing to complications from lung
surgery performed a few weeks earlier.
(RNS) The nation's Roman Catholic bishops are urging the GOP-led House
to reject a cuts-only approach to the budget as Washington tries to
avert an unprecedented government default on its multi-trillion-dollar
The mass murders in Oslo have raised a host of agonizing questions, but few have such an ancient lineage and contemporary resonance as whether Anders Behring Breivik, the right-wing extremist behind the attacks that killed 76 Norwegians on July 22, is a Christian.
(RNS) For years, many religious and political conservatives in the U.S.
have sought to connect Islam to violence carried out by Muslims, and
argued that Muslims often fail to denounce terrorism committed by