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Methodist court to consider growing opposition to gay ban

RNS () — The United Methodist Church’s highest court gathers for its semiannual meeting in Baltimore on Wednesday, as the … Continued

ANALYSIS: Are the media giving Pope Francis a pass?

VATICAN CITY — Are the media pulling their punches when it comes to Pope Francis? Whether it’s because he carries … Continued

United Methodist high court to consider challenges to gay teachings

WASHINGTON — Facing a wave of open defiance to church law, the top court of the United Methodist Church is … Continued

For Pope Francis, a revolution of words

Pope Francis reached out to gays, saying he won’t judge priests for their sexual orientation in a news conference Monday. … Continued

Support grows for fired gay Catholic schoolteacher

LOS ANGELES — Support for a Roman Catholic high school teacher fired for marrying his same-sex partner continued to grow … Continued

Pope Francis: The end of ‘fortress Catholicism’?

Pope Francis reached out to gays, saying he won’t judge priests for their sexual orientation in a news conference Monday. … Continued

On religious atheists

When I was six, I began Hebrew School as an Orthodox Jew because that’s what my family was and that’s … Continued

Catholic leaders urge support for Boy Scouts after shift on gays

The U.S. Catholic Church’s top liaison to the Boy Scouts of America is telling Catholic Scout leaders and troop sponsors … Continued

SIDEBAR: Evangelical alternatives to the Boy Scouts

Adventure Corps Founded by the Salvation Army in the 1980s, Adventure Corps includes about 1,300 units of boys from grades … Continued

Methodist pastor to preach at inaugural National Prayer Service

The Rev. Adam Hamilton, a United Methodist pastor known for his skilled preaching and centrist views, will deliver the sermon … Continued