Most Americans believe that messages about homosexuality coming from
religious institutions contribute to negative views of gays and
lesbians as well as to higher rates of suicide among gay youths, a new
The summertime floods have devastated Pakistan—inundating one-fifth of the country, displacing millions, destroying and altering landscapes. But in other ways the floods changed very little. The country was already facing a perilous humanitarian and social situation. The floods have led some to wonder whether there is a future for the country.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Two American archbishops, one serving in Rome and the
other in Washington, D.C., will be granted a cardinal's red hat in a
ceremony at the Vatican next month, Pope Benedict XVI announced on
Wednesday (Oct. 20).