VATICAN CITY (RNS) The most prestigious religious university in the
Sunni Muslim world has suspended dialogue with the Vatican to protest
statements by Pope Benedict XVI denouncing violence against Christians
The move, on Thursday (Jan. 20), came only nine days after Egypt
recalled its ambassador to the Vatican for the same reason.
Canterbury, England, January 19 (ENInews)--The re-election of Christina Rees, a strong supporter of women's ministries, to the Church of England's Archbishops' Council is a sign that the church's mainstream wants to move forward on the ordination of women as bishops, observers said.
FORT WORTH, Texas (ABP) -- Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
has indicated in a second letter that it intends to pursue its claim to
office space currently used by Tarrant Baptist Association, apparently
because the association retains as a member a church that was kicked out
of the Southern Baptist Convention for its acceptance of gays.
WASHINGTON(RNS) The U.S. Catholic bishops will not join efforts to
repeal the new health care law, even though they staunchly opposed the
bill last year after concluding it permits federally funded abortions.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican on Wednesday (Jan. 19) tried to tamp
down allegations a controversial 1997 letter to Irish bishops was meant
to discourage prelates from reporting sexual abuse cases to police or
(RNS) Jewish and Muslim groups want to know if they have a place in
Alabama after Gov. Robert Bentley, just hours into office, said people
who have not accepted Jesus as their savior are not his "brothers and
(RNS) A top official of the Russian Orthodox Church has called for
an official dress code to encourage propriety after previously
suggesting that provocatively dressed women provoke immorality and
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (RNS) Newly sworn-in Gov. Robert Bentley said he
plans to be the governor of all Alabamians and be color-blind, but also
said that people who aren't "saved" Christians aren't his brothers and
(RNS) Celebrity sightings and up-and-coming indie flicks are a given at
the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, but this year
something else is drawing attraction on the red carpet: faith on film.
Canberra, January 14 (ENInews)--As northern Australia suffers the worst flooding in more than 30 years, Australian churches have moved rapidly to respond to the community’s urgent needs. Flooding has continued to build since late December with flood waters covering an area the size of Germany and France combined.