FERGUSON, Missouri (RNS) Civil rights leader Al Sharpton told a packed church on Sunday (August 17) that the Michael Brown case would mark a defining moment in civil rights history and fundamentally change the way police engage with the African-American community.
It was supposed to be a happy day for Archbishop Robert J. Carlson. June 10 marked the fifth anniversary of his installation as Shepherd of Roman Catholics in St. Louis.
But any celebrating on the part of Carlson was done in the midst of nationwide headlines about his connection to the sexual abuse scandal that has rocked the Roman Catholic Church for more than a decade.
ST. LOUIS (RNS) On the second Sunday of Lent, John Hendrix sits in one of the pews near the back of Grace and Peace Fellowship, a Presbyterian church with stained glass in green and orange, and a giant, organ pipe front and center.