ROME (RNS) The news magazine Panorama said the NSA eavesdropping program also listened in on calls to and from the Vatican, including the phones in the Santa Marta guesthouse that housed Pope Francis and the rest of the College of Cardinals.
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(RNS) After top Southern Baptist and Assemblies of God leaders visited Brigham Young University, is there a detente — perhaps more practical than theological — between evangelicals and Mormons?
A Thanksgiving turkey and Hanukkah dreidel battle in this new rap video, created by kosher food company Manischewitz.
BORDENTOWN, N.J. (RNS) A conservative legal group says school officials have misread previous court decisions on whether to allow religious songs at school concerts.
Did the NSA snoop on the Vatican, too? “Please, call me Frank.” Did Pope Francis really say that? And was Sen. Mike Lee signaling conservative priorities for the future — that don’t include culture war rhetoric? So maybe the pontiff does have something in common with the Right. … Check it out.
WASHINGTON (RNS) As home-schooling slowly becomes more mainstream, most parents cite the environment of public schools, not religious belief, as the main reason behind their decision to home-school.
(RNS) Hanukkah and Thanksgiving won’t converge again for another 77,798 years, so it’s time to break out your “menurky” to celebrate “Thanksgivukkah.”
“In your lifetime, much of your potential — or lack thereof — can be known simply by swabbing the inside of your cheek. Are we prepared to select out the imperfect among us?” — Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaking at Liberty University on Monday (Oct. 28) about how advances in science could lead to eugenics. […]
ROME (RNS) Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, who was considered a leading candidate to become pope in the March conclave that selected Pope Francis, is no stranger to pop music-related controversy.