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Evangelical rift intensifies over Trump immigration remarks
by Rachel Zoll - January 14, 2018 - 10:38am
Donald Trump's vulgar remarks questioning why the U.S. should admit immigrants from Haiti and Africa have spotlighted the bitter divide among American evangelicals about his presidency.
Tensions over Trump deepen fractures among American Jews
by Rachel Zoll - February 18, 2017 - 11:24am
The early weeks of the Trump administration have widened divides between liberal and conservative Jews, setting off quarrels over anti-Semitism, Israel and the Holocaust.
Sanders defends decision to speak at Vatican amid NY contest
by Rachel Zoll - April 13, 2016 - 2:48pm
Bernie Sanders said yesterday he would regret refusing an invitation to attend a Vatican conference this week that takes him off the campaign trail just days before the critical New York presidential primary.
Trump grabbing white, born-again Christian voters
by Rachel Zoll - March 7, 2016 - 1:00pm
The list of prominent evangelicals denouncing Donald Trump is growing, but is anyone in the flock listening? The bloc of voters powering the real estate mogul through the Republican primaries is significantly weighted...
Episcopal leader: Church will not reverse gay marriage stand
by Rachel Zoll - January 15, 2016 - 1:00pm
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry said Friday the U.S. Episcopal Church will not roll back its acceptance of gay marriage despite sanctions imposed this week by Anglican leaders.
Methodist pension board bars investment in 5 Israeli banks
by Rachel Zoll - January 13, 2016 - 11:24am
The pension fund for the United Methodist Church has blocked five Israeli banks from its investment portfolio in what it describes as a broad review meant to weed out companies that profit from abuse of human r...
US Catholic bishops focused on marriage, religious liberty
by Rachel Zoll - November 17, 2015 - 12:36pm
US Roman Catholic bishops, at their first assembly since gay marriage became legal nationwide, vowed Monday to uphold marriage as only the union of a man and a woman and to seek legal protections for those who share...
Popular Pope Francis has revived, ruffled US Catholic church
by Rachel Zoll - September 16, 2015 - 6:00pm
Pope Francis' favorability ratings in surveys of US Catholics and all Americans have fluctuated in his two-year-old papacy — but always within a range that would be the envy of any leader.
Pope will find US church struggling to hold onto Latinos
by Rachel Zoll - September 9, 2015 - 6:00pm
The St. John Paul II Pastoral Center, a Roman Catholic mission, sits at the rough end of a former strip mall in the shadow of an Arby's.
Pope Francis a stranger to the US in many ways
by Rachel Zoll - August 30, 2015 - 6:06pm
When Pope Francis sets foot on the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington on Sept. 22, it won't just be his first time in the United States as pontiff. It will be his first time in the country — ever...
Vatican signals new tone on US nuns
by Rachel Zoll - December 18, 2014 - 2:23am
An unprecedented Vatican investigation of US women's religious orders that alarmed Roman Catholic sisters when the inquiry began years ago ended Tuesday with a report signaling a softer approach under Pope Fran...
Vatican report on US nuns to be released in Rome
by Rachel Zoll - December 14, 2014 - 6:33am
A much-anticipated Vatican report on US women's religious orders, which was ordered under Pope Benedict XVI, will be released Tuesday in Rome — and its contents will be closely watched for any sign of changed...
US Catholic bishops try to calm anxiety over pope
by Rachel Zoll - November 12, 2014 - 7:15am
America's Catholic bishops came together Monday to project an image of unity, after a Vatican meeting on the family unleashed an uproar over the direction of the church.
US Catholic bishops try to calm anxiety over Pope Francis
by Rachel Zoll - November 11, 2014 - 9:10am
America's Catholic bishops came together Monday to project an image of unity, after a Vatican meeting on the family unleashed an uproar over the direction of the church.
Catholic bishops keep focus on abortion, marriage
by Rachel Zoll - June 13, 2014 - 6:14am
U.S. Roman Catholic bishops meeting Wednesday renewed their focus on abortion and gay marriage under Pope Francis.
US Latinos less Catholic, more polarized on faith
by Rachel Zoll - May 8, 2014 - 7:05am
Latinos in the United States are abandoning the Roman Catholicism of their childhood in increasing numbers to become evangelical Protestants or leave organized religion altogether, according to a new survey released...
1st openly gay Episcopal bishop to divorce husband
by Rachel Zoll - May 5, 2014 - 6:34am
The first openly gay Episcopal bishop, who became a symbol for gay rights far beyond the church while deeply dividing the world's Anglicans, plans to divorce his husband.
NY Methodist clergyman charged over gay wedding
by Rachel Zoll - January 18, 2014 - 8:00am
The United Methodist Church has formally charged another clergyman for presiding at the same-sex wedding of his son.
A rabbi whose good friend became the pope
by Rachel Zoll - November 22, 2013 - 12:21am
It was September, not an easy time for a religious Jew to be traveling.
Pope's rep: US bishops shouldn't preach ideology
by Rachel Zoll - November 12, 2013 - 7:18am
The Vatican ambassador to the US, addressing American bishops at their first national meeting since Pope Francis was elected, said yesterday they should not "follow a particular ideology" and should make Roman Catholics...
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