BALTIMORE (RNS) The outgoing head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic
Bishops vigorously defended the bishops' opposition to the health care
reform bill, asserting that only bishops can speak for the church on
matters of faith and morals.
As bombings increased recently in Baghdad, a Baptist pastor in the Iraqi capital told a European Baptist leader that Christians there are living in fear, especially after an attack October 31 at a Catholic church left nearly 60 dead.
(RNS) Jesus left his followers with precious few commands: love thy
neighbor, feed the hungry, clothe the naked and visit the prisoner among
them. So why do so many churches have such a hard time with that last
Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank, for one, is waiting for a good