Rejection or welcome: Transgender Catholics encounter both

For transgender Catholics across the United States, retaining their faith can entail complex calculations. They face rebukes from some fellow Catholics, including many bishops, yet find full acceptance in some premises of the church.

What's your religion? In US, a common reply now is 'none'

According to a survey released Dec. 14 by the Pew Research Center, the group commonly known as the "nones" — the religiously unaffiliated — now constitute 29% of American adults. That's up from 23% in 2016 and 19% in 2011.

Conflict over abortion laws won't abate if Roe v. Wade falls

No matter how the current conservative-dominated Supreme Court decides pending high-profile abortion cases — perhaps weakening Roe v. Wade, perhaps gutting it completely — there will be no monolithic, nationwide change. Fractious state-by-state battles over abortion access will continue.

Some praise, some doubts as Facebook rolls out a prayer tool

The social media giant Facebook has rolled out a new prayer request feature, a tool embraced by some religious leaders as a cutting-edge way to engage the faithful online. But others are eying it warily.

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