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(RNS) Trolling for souls in God's waiting room. Insult to injury in another botched execution. Pope Francis' evangelical BFFs. All that and more in today's Roundup.


  1. Calling all Murderers and Rapists! Don’t want to waste a coupla good final hours on botched executions, nonstop moanings and gaspings, and mis-spelled press releases on your most important media day?

    Then STOP KILLING AND RAPING INNOCENT PEOPLE, and maybe that ole Karma stuff won’t bite you in your crooked butt like you DESERVE!!!

  2. Kevin, I appreciate the serious way you do you work as opposed to some of the flippant, cynical reporting I sometimes see on RNS of late. Kudos to you and your professionally-minded writers.

  3. ong ago when I lived in the South Bronx, when it was about 50% old Euro immigrant families and 50% Puerto Ricans and other Latins, many Hispanics went to Mass AND the Pentecostal storefront churches. One Pentecostal Pastor I knew had a wife and kids who regularly went to Mass. That pastor sent his kids to the Catholic school. The Catholic pastor had no objection to people attending both services. In fact he thought that it was a good thing. But then he encouraged people to think for themselves on church matters.

  4. Charles Freeman

    It may be that today’s RNS could be omitting a story of horrific consequence. It is reported that ISIS has issued a fatwa that all females in its regions of control will be subject to Female Genital Mutilation (FMG). How important is this?

    • Reporting on that story would constitute a grave act of Colonialism, Paternalism, Racism, Islamophobia, White Privilege, and probably 50 other sins against Social Justice. The Islamophobia alone is probably enough to keep RNS away, although Sarah Jones might write a piece about how the fatwa has nothing to do with religion and should not be distorted by White Male Cisgender Western Secularist Colonizers.

  5. “Good thing I never lived in Arizona,:.”

    Why? Are you a perpetrator of domestic abuse who killed your ex-girlfriend and her father after she took out a restraining order against you?