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An aging maverick, Episcopal Bishop John Shelby Spong has no regrets

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. — At 82, retired and enjoying life, Bishop John Shelby Spong doesn’t have to be the liberal … Continued

Lutherans take surprise step in electing female presiding bishop

RNS () — What started as just another church assembly turned into a historic one for the Evangelical Lutheran Church … 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

Pope Francis is lots of hope, very little change

In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, left, is welcomed by Pope Francis … Continued

(Presbyterian) Church of Scotland OK’s gay ministers

CANTERBURY, England — The Church of Scotland’s General Assembly on Monday (May 20) passed a historic vote to allow actively … Continued

Pope Benedict XVI resigns, upending 600 years of tradition

LONDON — Citing failing strength of “mind and body,” Pope Benedict XVI stunned his closest aides and more than 1 billion … 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

Church of England OK’s (celibate) gay bishops

CANTERBURY, England — The Church of England on Friday (Jan. 4) confirmed that it has dropped its prohibition on gay … Continued

Presbyterians to tackle gay marriage, divestment

The Presbyterian Church (USA) will return to two issues that have dominated church life for the past decade, with debates … Continued

Kicking the can down the road

It’s not pleasant to watch America’s religious leaders imitate our politicians when they expropriate political cliches to explain or delay … Continued