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  • RNS Opening Budget—Monday, February 17, 2020
    by Paul O'Donnell on February 17, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    NEWS STORY RNS-Germany-Women: German theologian spearheads transition to a gender-appropriate Catholic Church VATICAN CITY (RNS) – A woman is challenging the Catholic church’s position on female inclusion in Germany, where ... The post RNS Opening Budget—Monday, February 17, 2020 […]

  • Word Of Faith's Pattern Of Abuse 'Got Worse Over Time,' Says 'Broken Faith' Author
    by Rachel Martin on February 17, 2020 at 10:04 am

    Pulitzer Prize winner Mitch Weiss and Holbrook Mohr detail the alleged secret life of abuse in the Word Of Faith Fellowship: "They take more and more control of your lives" over time, they say.

  • Photos of the Week
    by Kit Doyle on February 17, 2020 at 1:19 am

    (RNS) — This week’s gallery includes the patron saint of bee keepers, mass shootings in Thailand, Thaipusam festival in Malaysia, and more. The post Photos of the Week appeared first on Religion News Service.

  • La Luz del Mundo minister says abuse allegations are false
    by Alejandra Molina on February 15, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    POMONA, Calif. (RNS) — At a news conference Friday (Feb. 14), church leaders gathered at the Fairplex in Pomona to address the allegations that were made against the church and its leaders. The post La Luz del Mundo minister says abuse allegations are false appeared first on Religion News […]

  • Will the real pro-life political party please stand up?
    by Shane Claiborne on February 15, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    (RNS) — The presidential election is shaping up to be a tough one for those who see it literally as a matter of life and death. The post Will the real pro-life political party please stand up? appeared first on Religion News Service.

  • Born of a Muslim who overcame an immigration ban, a community celebrates its centennial
    by Amjad Mahmood Khan on February 15, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    (RNS) — Arriving in 1920, Mufti Muhammad Sadiq, one of the earliest missionaries of Islam in the United States, established a lasting example for Muslim American relations. The post Born of a Muslim who overcame an immigration ban, a community celebrates its centennial appeared first on […]

  • Into The Dark - A Conversation with Thanatologist Rev. Mary Bredlau
    by Jonathan Woodward on February 14, 2020 at 10:41 pm

    The Rev. Mary Bredlau officiates 350 to 500 funerals a year. For Bredlau, an Episcopal priest and former Roman Catholic nun, there’s nothing more important than this painful ministry. Bredlau ... The post Into The Dark - A Conversation with Thanatologist Rev. Mary Bredlau appeared first on […]

  • RNS Updated Budget — Friday, February 14, 2020
    by Religion News Service on February 14, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    NEWS STORY RNS-Baptist-Conference: For now, Southern Baptists stick by Hosanna Wong, spoken word artist and pastor NASHVILLE (RNS) — Critics say Hosanna Wong, a spoken word artist and pastor, should ... The post RNS Updated Budget — Friday, February 14, 2020 appeared first on […]

  • Filipino Cardinal starts new Vatican job by presenting a children’s book by Francis
    by Claire Giangravé on February 14, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, from the Philippines, who was recently appointed by Pope Francis to head the Vatican department for evangelization, kicked off his new position by attending a book presentation at the Bambino Gesu children’s hospital on Friday.  The […]