(RNS) A New Mexico lawmaker has drawn fire for proposing legislation to classify an abortion after a sexual assault as “tampering with evidence.”
Archives: January 2013
TORONTO (RNS) It’s an unlikely setting for an unlikely class. The chapel at Jesuit-run Regis College is adorned with stained glass, icons of Mary and Joseph, and the Stations of the Cross. The eight-week course being taught here is on atheism. More properly, “Responding to 21st-Century Atheism.”
Turkish Muslims say Lego’s Jabba the Hutt’s palace looks too much like a mosque. An independent Catholic newspapers stands up for its, well, independence. TLC takes the idea of Real Housewives into the parsonage.
(RNS) “He’s like the Joe Biden of the Episcopal Church. He has the personality and respect that can bring people together.” – The Rev. Susan Russell, an Episcopal priest at All Saint’s Church in Pasadena, Calif., Pasadena, describing the Very Rev. Gary Hall, the new dean of Washington National Cathedral, who previously worked at her […]
Somewhere Roger Williams is shaking his head. The California-based Barna Group and the American Bible Society say Providence, R.I., is America’s least biblical city, at least based on regular Bible reading and belief in the “accuracy” of the Good Book.
(RNS) Heaven is hot — just ask any bookseller in America. Folks have been going to heaven with amazing regularity lately. They look around then come back to report on the trip. For publishers, it’s a lucrative journey.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican on Thursday (Jan. 24) defended Pope Benedict’s choice to open an account on Twitter even if it exposes him to insults and abuse.
(RNS) Episcopal conservatives in South Carolina have won the latest round in their effort to secede from the national church after a judge said only the breakaway group can use the name and seal of the Diocese of South Carolina.
PARK CITY, Utah (RNS) It’s said that Hollywood films comfort the afflicted while Sundance films afflict the comfortable. Film offers a vicarious entry to the world the way it is, and the films I saw at Sundance 2013 left me longing for the world as it ought to be.