ROME (RNS) “It’s about marketing,” said Piero Pazzi, the photographer behind the annual calendar featuring attractive priests of Italy. “It’s a souvenir, not a statement of any kind.”
The pope critiques mega salaries. Festivus celebrants seek out state capitols. Native American masks representing ancestral spirits return to the Hopi Nation.
(RNS) Remarkably, at a time when one in four Americans say they have struggled to put food on the table, Congress has chosen to slash one of the most effective anti-hunger programs in the country, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP or food stamps.
OKLAHOMA CITY (RNS) A few days after a group of Satanists announced plans to donate a memorial on the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol, a Hindu organization said it would apply for permission to erect a statue of Hanuman, the monkey god.