“It is not surprising that our shepherds fall short of the high standards of the Christian Faith. It is surprising that they don’t even rise to the low standards of the secular world.” — Catholic blogger Kevin O’Brien, writing about the scandal involving an accused Catholic priest who was allowed continued access to children despite [...]
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About David Herrera
David Herrera joined Religion News Service in 2011. He worked previously as a Web Assistant with the Religion Newswriters Association and as a Web Producer at the Detroit Free Press. He holds an M.A. from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and a B.S. from Bowling Green (Ohio) State University.
“I said, ‘We agree to disagree,’ and he said ‘No, I’m right and you’re wrong.’” — Green Bay Packers safety LeRoy Butler, rehashing a conversation he had with the pastor of a Wisconsin church that canceled his upcoming appearance because Butler tweeted in support of NBA player Jason Collins, who came out as gay. He [...]
“I feel honored to belong to the long list of people who have been murdered and burned alive for thinking and searching for knowledge.” — Roberto Francisco Daniel, a Catholic priest who was ex-communicated for advocating homosexuality, open marriage and other “grave statements counter to the dogma of the Catholic faith and morality.” He was [...]
(RNS) Ladies and gentlemen, the Bishop of the Bracket, the Victorious Vicar, the People’s Pope is ….
(RNS) Our Sweet Sistine Pope Madness tournament is down to its final two bishops. Who will be the People’s Pope, the Bishop of the Bracket, the Victorious Vicar?!?
(RNS) After more than 22,000 votes were cast, the Religion News Service “Pope Madness” Sweet Sistine tournament is down to four final contenders in the Sacred Semifinals.
(RNS) As Catholic cardinals flock to Rome to pick the next pope, our Sweet Sistine bracket is heating up, with just Eight Elite Eminences left.