VATICAN CITY (RNS) Part psychologist, part oncologist, here’s Pope Francis’ diagnosis for what ails the church’s central bureaucracy.
After Pope Francis’ stunning rebuke of the Vatican bureaucracy, the curia may down an extra eggnog today. One of the cops murdered in Brooklyn this weekend thought he might want to serve the NYPD in a more spiritual way. And Snaketivity at the Michigan Capitol.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Francis attacked the “terrorism of gossip” and the danger of cliques that “enslave their members and become a cancer that threatens the harmony of the body” and eventually kill it by “friendly fire.”
(RNS) Some argue that Jesus was a fictional character, and that believers and everyone else have been duped. Scholars say there’s nothing to the claim. So why does the theory keep hanging around?
Ridley Scott’s epic film deviates from the biblical narrative in at least these 10 places.
Nazila Ghanea and Rose Richter argue that Iran must address its human rights violations — including the denial of freedom of expression, association, assembly, opinion, and religion or belief — to achieve lasting and meaningful progress.
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From the popularity of ‘Cosmos’ on Fox-TV to the Roku launch of ‘Atheist TV’, from open atheist James Woods’s inspiring congressional campaign to Richard Dawkins’s less-than-inspiring tweets, atheists made headlines all year.
Traffic on this blog increased significantly this year. (Yay you!) I’m not as thrilled that my top-ranked posts were often the most negative. Here’s 2014 by the numbers.