Caleb Bell| Religion News Service




Stories by Caleb Bell| Religion News Service
Evangelicals see promise in immigration proposal

WASHINGTON — A coalition of evangelical leaders who hope to shape national immigration reform is expressing cautious optimism about a … Continued

Obama awards Catholic army chaplain Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON — A candidate for sainthood in the Roman Catholic Church was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor by President … Continued

Poll: Americans love the Bible but don’t read it much

More than half of Americans think the Bible has too little influence on a culture they see in moral decline, … Continued

Lego says its Jabba the Hutt set isn’t anti-Muslim

Lego is defending its “Star Wars”-based Jabba the Hutt toy set after a Turkish cultural group said it promulgates negative … Continued

Scholars piece together a ‘new’ New Testament

Is the New Testament missing a few books? In a move that may seem heretical to some Christians, a group … Continued

Interfaith clergy deliver loaves and fish to budget debate

RNS () — Surrounded by baskets of fish and bread, with the Capitol at their backs, clergy attacked the Republican … Continued

Why the first Jesuit pope is a big deal

Jesuits are bound by oath not to seek higher office in the Roman Catholic Church, and now one of them … Continued

What’s in a name? For a new pope, quite a bit

Once the new pope is elected, he will have two big initial decisions to make: whether to accept the job, … Continued

U.N. faults U.S. for failure to prosecute abusive clerics

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is failing to pursue and prosecute clergy guilty of child sexual abuse, according to a recent … Continued

Lutheran pastor apologizes for praying at Newtown vigil

A Lutheran pastor in Newtown, Conn., has apologized after being reprimanded for participating in an interfaith vigil following the shooting … Continued