By David Gibson| Religion News Service


David Gibson covers religion for Religion News Service.

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Catholic hospital says fetus defense was ‘morally wrong’

Legal advice trumped church teaching when a Catholic hospital in Colorado tried to defend itself in a wrongful death lawsuit … Continued

Did anything really change for Cardinal Mahony?

The quake that hit Los Angeles last Thursday (Jan. 31) was an ecclesiastical one, but still pretty earth-shaking for the … Continued

Retired Los Angeles cardinal punished over abuse revelations

Retired Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony has been stripped of his official duties in an unusual public rebuke by his … Continued

Ravens or Niners? Christians face a’Super’ dilemma

Who should Christians root for in Sunday’s Super Bowl: the San Francisco 49ers or the Baltimore Ravens? It may be … Continued

Abortion foes debate best PR approach

When thousands of abortion opponents gather on Friday (Jan. 25) on the National Mall for their annual protest march, they … Continued

Obama extols a biblical vision of equality for all in second inaugural

A presidential inauguration is by tradition the grandest ritual of America’s civil religion, but President Obama took the oath of … Continued

Pastor pulls out of inauguration over anti-gay sermon

The evangelical pastor chosen by President Obama to deliver the benediction at his inauguration ceremonies withdrew on Thursday (Jan. 10) … Continued

Activists mobilize around White House’s Catholic’hate group’ petition

The White House’s novel online system for allowing citizens to petition the administration on any number of causes has led … Continued

Article on’Jesus’ Wife’ papyrus delayed for more testing

The Harvard Theological Review is postponing publication of a major article on the papyrus fragment in which Jesus seems to … Continued

Chicago cardinal leads new fight against gay marriage

Chicago Cardinal Francis George has launched a last-ditch campaign to convince the lame-duck Illinois legislature not to legalize same-sex marriage, … Continued