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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

Should we rethink eating animals?

Born Jorge Bergolgio, he took the papal name of Francis, in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, shown behind him … Continued

At the United Nations, the Vatican is church and state. That needs to change.

The United Nations General Assembly in New York. (Stsn Honda/AFP/Getty Images) The world seems to have fallen in love with … Continued

N.J. gay conversion therapy ban challenged in federal court

RNS () — New Jersey’s newly enacted ban on gay-to-straight conversion therapy for minors violates a licensed therapist’s obligation to … Continued

Six challenges for organizing a progressive religious movement

FIGURING FAITH : The recent release of the PRRI/Brookings Economic Values Survey has triggered a lively discussion about a potential … Continued

Whatever happened to the wrath of God?

Talk about the “wrath of God” kindles all sorts of images in the minds of contemporary Americans. Some immediately think … Continued

William Gray, a man on a mission

William Gray III was a preacher, pastor, teacher, member of the U.S. House of Representatives, chief executive officer, fund raiser, … Continued

After high court rulings, what will religious conservatives do?

The twin Supreme Court rulings on Wednesday (June 26) that further opened the door for gay marriage in the U.S. … Continued

Religious leaders see ‘tragedy’ and justice in Supreme Court gay marriage decisions

Same-sex marriage supporter Vin Testa of the District waves a rainbow flag in front of the Supreme Court.Bill O’Leary / … Continued

COMMENTARY: Apologies are too late when the damage is already done

After almost 40 years, Exodus International is closing its doors. It was the oldest Christian services group of its kind … Continued