Mark A. Kellner
Recent Articles by Mark A. Kellner
Published: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 4:32 pm MDT
Centuries of hostility between the Roman Catholic Church and the Protestant groups that arose after Marin Luther's 1517 exit from his religious order, thawing relations between the two camps can be seen. Rome i...
Compromise could fix Kentucky's wedding license feud, but the Supreme Court is not yet ready to decide
Published: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 2:21 pm MDT
As a fracas over issuing same-sex marriage licenses continues in one Kentucky county, the Supreme Court isn't yet ready to step into the issue.
Published: Monday, August 31, 2015 7:32 am MDT
Finding a man to marry is hard, author Jon Birger said this week, not due to the "hook-up" culture, but because there are more women with advanced education than there are equivalent men. In certain faith commu...
Published: Thursday, August 27, 2015 8:13 am MDT
Using guidelines from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, a new stock index tracks shares according to "social justice activity" and economic stewardship. It is one of several ways faith-based investors ca...
Published: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 10:42 am MDT
So-called "anti-conversion" laws passed or proposed in Burma, India and Nepal are drawing fire from religious freedom experts, who say the measures hamper societal harmony.
Published: Thursday, August 20, 2015 10:52 am MDT
Proposed rules from nine federal agencies, announced by the Obama Administration on Wednesday, appear to satisfy stakeholders on all sides of the issue, interviews reveal.
Published: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 10:51 am MDT
A new documentary details the life of Julius Rosenwald, whose Reformed Jewish faith led him to donate millions to build schools for African-American children in the South during the early 1900s. Singer Marian A...
Published: Thursday, August 13, 2015 10:45 am MDT
Pope Francis' U.S. visit this autumn has spurred a mad dash among souvenir sellers, in keeping with previous papal visits. For $160, you can order an official, life-size "cutout" of the pontiff from...
Published: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 11:28 am MDT
The evolving pattern of religious affiliation in the United States is showing new trends, recent data reveals. Being a Roman Catholic, or having no religious affiliation, are most likely in urban areas, reflect...
Pope Francis calls for compassion toward divorced and remarried Catholics, but communion remains unsettled
Published: Sunday, August 9, 2015 1:15 am MDT
Remarks by Pope Francis at a Vatican ceremony this week suggest a more compassionate view towards Catholics who have been divorced and remarried without church sanction. But the call for "open doors" hasn't set...