Can you guess the site of the world’s largest religious gathering? Feminists bared their breasts in St. Peter’s Square. Conservatives lament a new “moral McCarthyism.”
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About Daniel Burke
Daniel Burke worked for Religion News Service from 2006-2013. He now co-edits CNN's Belief Blog. In 2010, Burke won the American Academy of Religion’s Award for Best In-Depth Reporting on Religion. He holds an M.S. in journalism and an M.A. in religion from Columbia University and a B.A. from Georgetown University.
Lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride still attract a lot of attention. But as the Internet and other media invade American life, our vices have also gone virtual, according to a new study. By Daniel Burke.
(RNS) Grounded in more than a million interviews, Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport’s new book argues that religion is a vital force in America, and will remain so for many years. By Daniel Burke.
The head of a conservative Catholic order blames “the Jews, the Masons,” for its troubles. Is President Obama a secret Taoist? How the University of Notre Dame keeps its Catholic character.
2012 might be dubbed the Year of YouTube – and that’s especially true on the religion beat. Religious videos sparked international riots, stirred up the U.S. presidential campaign and called young believers to the front lines in battles over homosexuality and church culture. Here are seven religious videos that made news in 2012.
(RNS) Why do some Christians celebrate Christmas on January 7? Was it an inn or a ancestral home that rejected the Holy Family? And did department stores invent many of our Christmas traditions? Find out in Ask the Experts, a new feature from RNS.
Catholics support stricter gun control. Gay advocates publish the “Queen James Bible.” D.C. court issues major decision on contraception mandate. Frankie Valens’ new gig.
(RNS) A new Catholic translation of the Bible tweaks an Old Testament text — Isaiah 7:14 — that many Christians consider a prophecy about Jesus’ birth. So, why did they alter a 2,745-year-old prophecy, and does it change what the church teaches about Jesus’ virgin birth? By Daniel Burke.
(RNS) Another star of the CBS sitcom “Two and a Half Men” has gone rogue — but in a decidedly different direction than notorious carouser Charlie Sheen. By Daniel Burke.