(RNS) There’s a saying in the Catholic Church that while only God can create the world, only a pope can create cardinals.
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About David Gibson
David Gibson is an award-winning religion journalist, author and filmmaker. He writes for Religion News Service and until recently covered the religion beat for AOL’s Politics Daily. He blogs at Commonweal magazine, and has written two books on Catholic topics, the latest a biography of Pope Benedict XVI.
Anybody up for making it Bartholomé de las Casas Day instead of Columbus Day? Germany’s “Luxury Bishop” is in Rome. So what’s Latin for “woodshed”? The Values Voters Summit gives Ted Cruz a big boost. What will that mean for 2016?
MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. (RNS) Many of the views that once turned the former Episcopal bishop of Newark into a modern-day heretic are now regarded as so matter-of-fact that they barely occasion much notice.
NEW YORK (RNS) Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert will headline the famed Al Smith Dinner to raise funds for Catholic charities. Colbert frequently riffs on his Catholic faith on his show, and here we collect his best Catholic quips.
A vending machine mix-up at Brigham Young University creates a brief buzz. Religious leaders launch a “Faithful Filibuster” to end the shutdown. Jewish mothers may not be what you thought. Then again, neither are kosher chickens.
WASHINGTON (RNS) As the government shutdown enters its second week, some religious groups are starting to feel the pinch, and they’re also finding ways to reach out.
(RNS) Further proof that the series’ drama is profoundly religious is the fact that theologically minded people are still fiercely disputing exactly what the ending meant, and what the series — and its anti-hero, Walter White — stood for in moral and metaphysical terms.
(RNS) The survey shows that two in three adult Catholics said they agreed with Pope Francis’ observation that the church has become too focused on issues such as homosexuality, abortion and contraception.
(RNS) Pope Francis faces a backlash, Billy Graham faces a fading legacy, and Latinos move toward the mainline. Sikhs get a superhero and Hobby Lobby faces heat over Hannukah.