NEWARK, N.J. (RNS) I used to think Gov. Jim McGreevey was one of the most disingenuous phonies I had ever met. But his recent redemption after a public fall from grace is the real deal.
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“If Pope Francis’ example has left this young priest speechless, then I say good. The people will be spared a dose of craziness.” – Michael Sean Winters, a columnist for National Catholic Reporter, after a traditionalist Catholic priest said he didn’t know what to say after Pope Francis washed the feet of women at a [...]
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican dismissed criticism of Pope Francis’ decision to wash the feet of two women during a Maundy Thursday Mass at a Rome youth prison.
AUSTIN, Texas (RNS) The annual Easter weekend convention of American Atheists is a delicate balancing act between the group’s image as the angry bulldog of secular organizations and its need to attract younger and less strident nonbelievers.
(RNS) If heading a religious community is a lonely job for any woman, a Catholic Womenpriest might be the loneliest of all.
(RNS) In the gap between faith and practice, millions of Americans will delight in Easter and Passover as “holidays,” not “holy days.”
Pope Francis continues to get feedback, and backlash, for washing the feet of young women and Muslims among the twelve at a juvenile detention center, and another Frances — last name Perkins — wins “Lent Madness.” A Jesuit school is still in the NCAA version. And why is Satan always dark-skinned?
A North Carolina congregation takes Palm Sunday and Good Friday outdoors and discovers how it feels to publicly claim their identity as Christians.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis on Thursday (March 28) washed the feet of 12 young inmates, including two girls and two Muslims, during a Maundy Thursday Mass at a youth detention center in Rome.