“They made it sound like we were animals, which is the furthest from the truth. Obviously we were amped up because we care for him so much, but nobody called anybody names, nobody made any threats. The real threat is putting an innocent man behind bars.” — Chris Douglas, associate pastor of First Baptist Church in […]
Archives: January 2014
(RNS) Bill Nye may be “The Science Guy,” but Ken Ham is the “Answers in Genesis” man, and a debate between the two over the origins of life has nonbelievers and Christians wringing their hands.
(RNS) What’s at stake in the tug of war between SodaStream and Oxfam International over Scarlett Johansson, who recently accepted a role with the carbonation company and will appear in its Super Bowl ad?
Pope Francis blessed and held a green parrot named Amore. An Arizona pastor will banish demons via Skype. An Oscar-nominated original song has been rescinded.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Pentagon officials told members of Congress at a Capitol Hill hearing Wednesday that they are unaware of any pattern of religious discrimination in the chaplain corps.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) In the first century B.C., a grassy hillside just north of what is now St. Peter’s Square was used as a burial place for local Romans. Now the Vatican is ready to let the public see what it uncovered there.
(RNS) Some Orthodox rabbis are insisting that couples planning to marry have a prenuptial agreement to avoid the pitfalls of breaking free from a Jewish marriage.
DUBLIN (RNS) The Catholic Church runs 90 percent of primary schools in Ireland. The arrangement is unsettling to some parents who have little choice in where to send their children.
(RNS) African church leaders are urging parties in the South Sudanese conflict to respect places of worship, after rebels attacked and looted church compounds in the town of Malakal.
“Unfortunately, the article discredits itself by slipping into the usual mistake of superficial journalism: in order to highlight the positive aspects of Pope Francis, it throw’s Pope Benedict’s papacy into a bad light, and it does this with a shocking level of coarseness. A shame, really.” — The Rev. Federico Lombardi, the Vatican’s chief spokesman, on […]