New activists take up the “Fast for Families” for immigration reform. The news media consider whether to play the 911 tapes from the Newtown killings. Bill O’Reilly is watching your Christmas. And there’s more in today’s roundup.
(RNS) The “Connected to Give” report also cites generosity thriving among people who claim no religious identity: 34 percent of these “nones” nonetheless give to religiously identified organizations.
(RNS) Escaping the “gilded cage” of the papal apartments has been a dream of many popes who fear losing touch with ordinary life. Here are five examples, mostly true, of other Catholic churchmen who have gone off the grid.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The “Fast for Families” enters a new phase as the original group of fasters begin to recover from the physical ordeal and a larger group — many of them political and pastoral celebrities — take up the cause.
An estimated 1.2 million students in England are placed in state-funded faith schools based on the religious affiliations of their parents. So much for so-called secularism.