Pope Francis may face some of his more relentless struggles with clergy based in otherwise liberal San Francisco, whose recent actions seem to defy the pope’s message of inclusiveness.
As recently as the 1990s, women made up 40 percent of doctors, 70 percent of school teachers and 50 percent of government workers in Afghanistan. So what happened?
Some officials say bankruptcies bring order to chaos, ensuring lawsuits become more manageable and all victims get paid. But victim advocates say they have become a go-to move for dioceses to stop damaging trials.
Some say new survey results showing that most Americans believe “God rewards athletes who have faith” reflect a distorted view of Christianity.
Recent studies have advanced a century-old academic meme that argues pews are filled with relative dullards. But critics say this conclusion relies on junk science.
Last week’s attack at the office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo reignited the debate on the role of religion in acts of terrorism.
Is the “practice of homosexuality” compatible with Christian teaching? That question is at the center of a debate between progressive and conservative members of the United Methodist Church, the second-largest Protestant denomination in the United States. This debate is taking place as states and the U.S. Supreme Court are considering whether same-sex marriages are constitutional.