WASHINGTON (RNS) Adult survivors of the Holocaust are largely gone, and those who survived as children won’t be around much longer. That’s why when the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum marks its 20th anniversary Monday, museum officials say it’s likely to be one the last large gatherings of survivors.
Archives: April 2013
NEW YORK (RNS) The story of a gay Catholic man who was relieved of all duties at his Long Island parish just got more interesting: His bishop returned a petition with 18,000 signatures with a one-line cover letter: “FROM YOUR FAITHFUL ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP.”
SHREWSBURY, Mo. (RNS) About 125 Catholics packed a basement conference room — most of them lay people, many of them older. They gathered to learn how to spread the faith, a concept that is both fundamental to Christianity and nearly foreign to modern Roman Catholics.
(RNS) Atheist and secular groups were divided on whether to continue with a series of protests aimed at Bangladeshi institutions after a building collapse in the capital city killed at least 244 people.
“I guess at some point, I had to grow up. … Thirteen years later, I am proud to say that not only do I not fart in public, but I also don’t blurt out, “Who farted?!” when someone else does. If that ain’t progress, I’m not sure what is.” — Writer Chaya Kurtz, writing on […]
JERUSALEM (RNS) Women who want to wear prayer shawls while praying in the women’s section of the Western Wall are not breaking the law, according to a landmark decision handed down Thursday (April 25) by the Jerusalem District Court.
Watertown residents cast doubt on Misha the Armenian Muslim. Rhode Island is poised to approve gay marriage. Mark Driscoll says women shouldn’t nag.
(RNS) The last thing that you’re going to want to do is write your will. It could well feel like giving up. So write your will now while you’re healthy.
“Tamerlan Tsarnaev represents Islam like Fred Phelps represents Christianity.” – The Rev. Susan Russell of All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, Calif., in a Facebook post about the Boston Marathon bombing suspect and the outspoken anti-gay Kansas pastor.