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Why Conservative and Liberal Catholics Can’t Escape One Another

Before Pope Francis was elected, conservative Catholics had fallen into a habit of dismissing the more liberal form of Catholicism…

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United Methodist Church Reverses Ban on Practicing Gay Clergy

In a meeting on Wednesday, church leaders also voted to allow L.G.B.T.Q. weddings.

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Rev. Cecil Murray, Leader Amid Los Angeles Riots, Dies at 94

He used his church, First African Methodist Episcopal, as a base to address the social ills that confronted the city’s…

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Four Takeaways From the Vatican’s Document on Human Dignity

The document restated the Roman Catholic Church’s rejection of abortion, gender fluidity and transition surgery.

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Vatican Document Casts Gender Change and Fluidity as Threat to Human Dignity

The statement is likely to be embraced by conservatives and stir consternation among L.G.B.T.Q. advocates who fear it will be…

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Displaced Palestinian Christians Mark Easter in Gaza’s Only Catholic Church

The only Catholic church in the Gaza Strip held somber Easter celebrations on Sunday for hundreds of displaced Palestinian Christians…

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From a Funeral Image, the Textures of Faith and State in Russia

The opposition leader Aleksei Navalny called himself “a typical post-Soviet believer” of Russian Orthodox faith. But the institution of the…

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The Funeral of Aleksei Navalny, in Photos

Russians traveled from far and wide to bear witness as Aleksei A. Navalny, the Russian opposition leader who died in…

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Mourners Gather for Navalny’s Funeral in Moscow

Police presence appeared heavy for the service. Allies and family members of the opposition leader blamed the authorities for difficulties…

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Mourning a Transgender Activist at a Cathedral That Once Drew Protests

St. Patrick’s Cathedral was the site of protests over the church’s position on homosexuality and AIDS. On Thursday, it hosted…

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