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Deal imports American bottom-line accounting to Italy’s Catholic churches

VATICAN CITY (RNS) A number of Catholic parishes in Italy are set for a management overall, following a new training program launched on Tuesday (May 5) between the Villanova School of Business and the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome. The deal signed between the two…
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Rev. Gil Caldwell, a ‘foot soldier’ for civil rights, turns his eye to LGBT rights

DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) The Rev. Gil Caldwell walked onto the campus of Duke Divinity School, leaning on a cane, alongside thousands of Duke alumni arriving for a reunion. But unlike the others, he wasn’t returning for a stroll down memory lane. He had come here for a glimpse o…
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An open letter to the Supreme Court as you consider same-sex marriage (COMMENTARY)

Mr. Chief Justice and may it please the court: As you and the other justices of the Supreme Court consider whether to strike down marriage equality bans in Ohio, Michigan, Tennessee and Kentucky, I want to speak to you as the parent of an adopted child and as a priest. I…
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5 takeaways from the new report by US Commission on International Religious Freedom

(RNS) The independent watchdog panel created by Congress to monitor religious freedom conditions worldwide issued its 16th annual report last week. Here’s a roundup of the report’s key recommendations: 1. Double the list of worst religious freedom offenders. The U.S. Com…
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5 faith facts about Mike Huckabee, Southern Baptist pastor-turned-politician

WASHINGTON (RNS) Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is no stranger to the pulpit — or politics. The former Fox News Channel host announced Tuesday (May 5) his bid for the GOP nomination for the White House. Here are five facts about this Southern Baptist’s perspectives on fa…
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