(RNS) It’s the symbol for “Nazarene,” or Christian, used by Islamists in Iraq to brand Christian properties as part of their effort to drive out an ancient Christian community.
An American living in Iraq says the media is overlooking the nationalistic aspirations of Iraqi Christian communities. He adds that U.S. evangelicals share blame for the current crisis.
(RNS) “Pope Francis has told me that he is coming,” Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput said Thursday before delivering a homily at a Mass in Fargo, N.D.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) In her argument, Kelly contends her lay leaders never asked her about women holding the priesthood — a point the leaders disputed in the letter excommunicating her.
ROME (RNS) “Now we will go to New Hampshire where my brother-in-law Gabriel lives. They will help us. We will be all together as a true family,” Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim said.
(RNS) Rabbi Regina Jonas’ grim task was to meet the incoming trains and provide counseling to the frightened and bewildered Jews arriving at the Theresienstadt concentration camp.
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I didn’t overflow with love for our new puppy at first. I just wanted to keep her alive. And that was enough.
With a certain amused satisfaction, I suspect.