Stories by Rachel Zoll

Monday, Aug 29, 2016

Macon churches try to heal old divide

MACON, Ga. - There are two First Baptist Churches in Macon - one black and one white. They sit almost back-to-back, separated by a small park, in a hilltop historic district overlooking downtown.
By Rachel Zoll

Friday, Sept. 11, 2015

Churches find it difficult to keep up with Latino Catholic population

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - The St. John Paul II Pastoral Center, in the Archdiocese of Atlanta, was built in a hurry, to serve the many Latinos who labor at the poultry processing plants that form the ...
By Rachel Zoll

Friday, Aug 15, 2014

Fight for religious liberty is changing

Gay marriage and other political issues are changing what it means to fight for religious liberty in America.
By Rachel Zoll

Friday, Dec. 20, 2013

Many see Christmas as cultural rather than religious

For a significant number of Amer­icans, Christmas has largely lost its religious meaning, becoming an occasion focused instead on visiting family and exchanging gifts.
By Rachel Zoll

Friday, June 28, 2013

Birth control compromise issued Friday

The Obama administration issued its final compromise Friday for religiously affiliated charities, hospitals and other nonprofits that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans.
By Rachel Zoll

Friday, Feb. 8, 2013

Same-sex part of reform bill pains bishops

The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops are in a difficult position as the debate over immigration reform gets under way.
By Rachel Zoll

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012

Protestants no longer majority in US

The number of Americans describing themselves as having no religion has spiked, according to a new Pew Center survey.
By Rachel Zoll

Friday, June 22, 2012

Bishops start freedom campaign

NEW YORK - Roman Catholic groups on Thursday embarked on a two-week campaign of prayer vigils and other events to draw attention to what they consider attacks on religious freedom.
By Rachel Zoll

Friday, July 22, 2011

Lutheran social service network under fire

One of the largest social service networks in the U.S. faces a shake-up because of Lutheran divisions over the Bible and homosexuality.
By Rachel Zoll

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006

Opus Dei aims to improve its public image ahead of 'Da Vinci Code' movie

NEW YORK - The entrance to the national headquarters of the Roman Catholic group Opus Dei is the last place you would expect to find mention of "The Da Vinci Code."
By Rachel Zoll
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