(RNS) In recent days, GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum has criticized President Obama for having a "phony theology" not based on the Bible.
(RNS) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has apologized for a Mormon who baptized the late parents of famed Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal.
(RNS) New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin's underdog story and outspoken evangelical faith have some sportswriters dubbing him the "Taiwanese Tebow."
(RNS) Marvin Perkins says God led him to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- but friends advised otherwise.
(RNS) Conservative Presbyterians launched a new denomination, saying that the Presbyterian Church (USA) cannot nurture healthy congregations.
(RNS) Ask Mormons if they are Christian, and their answer often starts with a sigh.
(RNS) Seven congregations that broke with the Episcopal Church in 2006 over its liberal policies on homosexuality are not entitled to keep parish property.
(RNS) The good news for Mitt Romney: he won the Iowa caucuses. The bad news for Romney: evangelicals remain reluctant to support him.
(RNS) A list of the Episcopal Church’s 75 commissions, committees, agencies and boards spilled over eight PowerPoint slides during a recent presentation.
(RNS) The Episcopal bishop of South Carolina, who has distanced his diocese from the national denomination, has not “abandoned” the Episcopal Church.
(RNS) Shori defended her decision to allow a former Roman Catholic monk to become an Episcopal priest even after he admitted to sexual misconduct with a minor.
(RNS) A new Roman Catholic structure for Anglican converts in the United States will be formally launched, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington announced.
(RNS) A Roman Catholic bishop avoided a second criminal charge for failing to report suspected child abuse.
(RNS) The Roman Catholic bishop of Phoenix has backtracked on plans to restrict Communion wine at Mass after a local outcry and consultation with other bishops.
(RNS) The National Council of Churches announced that General Secretary Michael Kinnamon is resigning due to health reasons.
(RNS) A policy adviser to the U.S. Catholic bishops’ anti-gay-marriage office resigned a week after writing a column that blamed Satan for homosexuality.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Democratic National Committee has tapped a well-connected Washington pastor to lead the party’s religious outreach.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Several candidates sought to kick-start their stalling campaigns by preaching a gospel of low taxes and conservative Christian values.
LANCASTER, Pa. (RNS) Terri Roberts was eating outside with a co-worker on a bright October day when an ambulance wailed nearby and a helicopter swooped overhead.
(RNS) From media mavens to grassroots activists, conservative Christian leaders are heaping praise on presidential candidate Rick Perry.
(RNS) The Roman Catholic Diocese could have put children in jeopardy when it failed to follow guidelines for reporting clergy sexual abuse.
(RNS) In recent weeks, an arcane and scary-sounding religious term has crept into the lexicon of the 2012 campaign.
(RNS) Bachmann is facing a flood of criticism for suggesting, perhaps in jest, that God sent Hurricane Irene and the East Coast earthquake.
(RNS) The body belonged to the Rev. Mychal Judge, a Franciscan fire chaplain. Later, a half-hidden secret emerged about the gallant priest: he was gay.
(RNS) On a recent Sunday, Rep. Michele Bachmann gave a Pentecostal church in Iowa an intimate account of her pilgrimage to devout Christian.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Lutheran denomination that Rep. Michele Bachmann quit in June sought to explain its belief that the papacy is the anti-Christ.
BALTIMORE (RNS) A recent Sunday service at the First Unitarian Church of Baltimore ended with an apology.
(RNS) A United Methodist minister was suspended for 20 days by a church court in Wisconsin for performing a same-sex union in 2009.
(RNS) United Methodists will begin a trial against a minister who’s accused of celebrating a same-sex marriage and being in a lesbian relationship.
BELLEVUE, Wash. (RNS) The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops voted to maintain current church policies on the sexual abuse of children.
BELLEVUE, Wash. (RNS) The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops began a review of church sex abuse policies.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour warned several hundred Christian conservatives not to expect a “perfect candidate” to emerge.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Ayn Rand published more than a dozen books. Now, liberal Christians say another work belongs in Rand’s canon: the 2012 Republican budget.
(RNS) In the days before spell check, printer errors occasionally crept into the King James Version of the Bible.
(RNS) Twelve phrases believed to have originated in the King James Bible, which celebrates its 400th anniversary this year.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A sweeping new report on the clergy sex abuse scandal compares the Roman Catholic Church to police departments.
WASHINGTON (RNS) New legislation would push the State Department to make international religious freedom a greater priority.
(RNS) Advocates celebrated a victory when the Presbyterian Church (USA) entered the ranks of denominations that allow openly gay, partnered clergy.
(RNS) An Indiana prosecutor dropped trespassing charges against anti-abortion activists who protested President Obama’s 2009 commencement address.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Supreme Court declined to hear a Catholic group’s appeal accusing San Francisco supervisors of violating the Constitution.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Gingrich traced his spiritual journey from Southern Baptist to Roman Catholic at a Catholic prayer breakfast.
(RNS) As Christians worldwide celebrate Easter, they will follow a familiar chronology: Jesus rose from the dead on “the third day.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) Prison inmates who are deprived of their religious rights cannot sue states for monetary damages.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The State Department fired back at a prominent Catholic ambassador who said the agency has a “rigidly narrow” view of foreign policy.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Under fire for criticizing a popular theologian, the U.S. Catholic bishops said they must occasionally assume the role of referee.
(RNS) The State Department has a “rigidly narrow” view of diplomacy that neglects religion’s role in foreign affairs, a prominent Catholic ambassador charged.
(RNS) Jesus was crucified on Good Friday and rose from the dead on “the third day,” in the words of the ancient Nicene Creed. Or was he?
WASHINGTON (RNS) U.S. Catholic bishops announced that sexual abuse accusations against Catholic clergy increased in 2010.
WASHINGTON (RNS) It was billed as the first-ever congressional hearing on the civil rights of American Muslims. But it played more like an Act II than a premiere.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Bishops are urging officials not to adopt proposed rules that would bar groups that receive federal funds from discriminating.
(RNS) The Vatican has overruled a U.S. bishop’s decision to close churches in his diocese, a rare reversal that Catholic activists hope heralds a new trend.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The U.S. Catholic bishops threw their moral weight behind the pro-union protesters in Wisconsin.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Many economists warn that the government’s huge national debt is a looming threat to long-term prosperity.
(RNS) Advocates for victims of clergy sexual abuse are hailing the indictment of a senior Roman Catholic official.
(RNS) The court has found a Boston minister not guilty of violating church rules against performing gay marriages.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A coalition is urging House leaders to raise concerns about planned hearings this month on the “radicalization” of American Muslims.
(RNS) The Catholic Health Association publicly acknowledged that bishops have the final say on questions of medical morality.
(RNS) Anglican archbishops concluded their six-day summit in Ireland by issuing statements on a host of international issues.
(RNS) Some archbishops are boycotting a high-level meeting in Ireland to protest the Episcopal Church’s acceptance of openly gay and lesbian bishops.
WASHINGTON(RNS) The U.S. Catholic bishops will not join efforts to repeal the new health care law.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Expecting a speech, Americans instead heard a sermon.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The midterm elections did little to alter the religious composition of Capitol Hill.
(RNS) Seven in 10 Americans say religion’s influence on the country is waning.
(RNS) The U.S. Catholic bishops and other Christian groups are hailing the Senate’s ratification of a treaty with Russia.
(RNS) Twelve drummers? Ten leaping lords? Two turtle doves?
WASHINGTON (RNS) An umbrella group of Catholic hospitals is backing a Phoenix hospital that was stripped of its church affiliation.
(RNS) Four in 10 Americans believe that God created humans in something like their present form within the last 10,000 years, according to a new Gallup Poll.
(RNS) The debate over an Islamic community center near Ground Zero was the top religion story of 2010.
(RNS) A rare coalition of religious leaders released a public letter promoting traditional marriage.
(RNS) What do nurses, soldiers, pharmacists, elementary school teachers, doctors, and police officers have in common?
WASHINGTON (RNS) Conservative Christians are biting mad that an app for their manifesto has been plucked from Apple’s store.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A new poll suggests broad support across religious groups for allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly.
BALTIMORE (RNS) The U.S. Roman Catholic bishops approved a mutual agreement with four Reformed Protestant denominations.
BALTIMORE (RNS) The outgoing head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops vigorously defended the bishops’ opposition to the health care reform bill.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The nation’s leading Catholic bishop said the U.S. has failed to help Iraqis to protect its citizens.
(RNS) A disgruntled investor has sued Bible.com, saying the website’s name alone should make it more profitable than it is.
(RNS) Women have been ordained as priests in all 110 dioceses of the Episcopal Church.
(RNS) Chile’s top Anglican bishop has become collateral damage in the border wars between the Episcopal Church and conservatives overseas.
(RNS) The California agency has apologized for honoring a poem that appropriated language from the sacrament of Holy Communion.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The United Methodist Church’s public policy agency can advocate on causes beyond alcoholism and temperance.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Relatives of 9/11 victims are “shocked” that the Supreme Court refused to hear their appeal.
(RNS) The U.S. Catholic bishops have issued a rare public rebuke of two Roman Catholic theologians.
(RNS) For generations, thousands of Catholics saw the Catholic Church as eternal, timeless, and unmoved by the tides of history.
(RNS) The imam said that he has no plans to meet with a pastor who plotted to burn Qurans.
(RNS) President Obama has added his voice to a chorus of critics condemning a Florida pastor’s plans to burn Qurans.
(RNS) A Presbyterian court found a retired California pastor guilty of violating church rules and her ordination vows.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A coalition of religious organizations is urging Congress to amend a proposed bill.
(RNS) World Vision can fire employees who disagree with its theological tenets, a federal appeals court ruled.
(RNS) The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston has blocked a conservative website from employees’ computers.
(RNS) The embattled Episcopal bishop of Philadelphia brushed aside calls for his resignation.
(RNS) Church-run health care systems are more efficient and provide higher quality care than their secular counterparts.
(RNS) Robert Aitken Roshi, pioneer in bringing Zen Buddhism to the West, died at age 93.
(RNS) Three Kentucky men have dropped their six-year effort to sue the Vatican over sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy.
(RNS) When U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker struck down California’s Proposition 8 he said voters’ motivation for outlawing gay marriage was clear.
(RNS) A federal judge struck down California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.