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Christian evangelical adoption movement perseveres amid criticism, drop in foreign adoptions

To many Christian evangelicals, their commitment to finding homes for the world’s orphans is something to celebrate — and they … Continued

Pope Francis breathes new life into Cardinal Bernardin’s contested legacy

RNS () — The election of Pope Francis in March heralded a season of surprises for the Catholic Church, but … Continued

Baptism rates slide despite high-profile boosts

RNS () — The rite of baptism got big press as Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby christened Prince George, a … Continued

Minn. church whistleblower says she has no regrets about speaking out, but ‘didn’t do enough’

ST. PAUL, Minn. — After she made her First Communion as a little girl, Jennifer Haselberger was distraught to learn … Continued

Stephen Colbert on Pope Francis, Cardinal Dolan and (of course) Stephen Colbert

NEW YORK — The great and the good — and lots of politicians and TV pundits, too — gathered Thursday … Continued

Hispanics increasingly identify as ‘nones’

RNS () — The number of Hispanic-Americans who say they adhere to no religion is growing and now rivals the … Continued

Gender-based abortions spark outrage in England

CANTERBURY, England — A group of Christian lawyers plans to sue two medical doctors who have raised a storm of … Continued

Vatican urges a slowdown in the rush to reform

ROME — Pope Francis has earned headlines worldwide with his reform-minded comments on any number of topics, from the church … Continued

Are atheists taking over? Signs abound, from Francis interview to Virginia’s governor race

Are atheists taking over the debate?   In the past weeks, Pope Francis gave an interview to an atheist journalist in … Continued

Poll: Catholics agree with Pope Francis that church is ‘obsessed’ with moral issues

RNS () — Pope Francis rocked the Catholic world last month when he gave a wide-ranging interview in which he … Continued