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
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).
(RNS) John Dominic Crossan is arguably the world's foremost scholar of
the historical Jesus. Twenty-five years ago, Crossan co-founded the
Jesus Seminar with Robert Funk, a group of mostly liberal scholars who
decide on the historicity of the deeds and sayings of Jesus.