WASHINGTON (RNS) Sorry, St. Luke. A woman who wasn’t even a priest — Labor Secretary Frances Perkins — won the final round of the “Lent Madness” online tournament to win the coveted ”Golden Halo” prize.
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NEW DELHI (RNS) Health officials in the tiny Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan are making condoms available at all monastic schools in a bid to stem the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV among young monks who are supposed to be celibate.
(RNS) Though the project may seem heretical to some Christians, a group of scholars has added 10 new texts to the New Testament, including some that were rejected by the early church and others that just came to light in the last century.
(RNS) “As a Jesuit, Catholic university, there are certain Catholic commitments that Boston College is called to uphold,” Boston College spokesman Jack Dunn said about efforts to shut down an undercover student group that distributes free condoms.
“I love to say Mass in a prison. Nobody ever comes late and nobody ever leaves early.” – New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, in a visit to the Shawangunk Correctional Facility in Wallkill, N.Y., quoted by The New York Times.
(RNS) When some people recently started questioning whether the Satan character on “The Bible” mini-series resembled President Obama, others had a broader question: Why was Satan dark-skinned at all?
Christians celebrate Maundy Thursday. The Supremes dance around DOMA. Peep Benedict enjoys a sweet retirement.
“What changed? As we increasingly came out, people saw that we didn’t have horns.” – Edie Windsor, an octogenarian New York lesbian, speaking outside the the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday after the justices heard her challenge to the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.
(RNS) The Bible tells us little about Nicodemus. But Christians have found ways to dramatize his journey from skeptical Pharisee to the foot of the cross.