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.
Author Archives: Lauren Markoe
About Lauren Markoe
Lauren Markoe covered government and features as a daily newspaper reporter for 15 years before joining the Religion News Service staff in 2011. She was Washington correspondent for The State (Columbia, S.C.), where she won a 2004 first prize for feature writing from the National Association of Black Journalists. She also covered government for the Charlotte Observer and the Massachusetts statehouse for the Patriot Ledger. Markoe holds B.A. in history from Yale University and an M.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.
(RNS) We asked Muslim parents about talking to children about Tuesday’s massacre of students in Peshawar.
The Vatican releases its report on U.S. nuns. The Taliban kill more than 100 Pakistani school children. And tonight is the first night of Hanukkah.
(RNS) The Senate confirms the first non-Christian as ambassador-at-large for religious freedom. Meet Rabbi David Saperstein.
(RNS) Jews are so good at writing and singing Christmas songs. But we found at least one man who can make that dreidel song swing.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A new federal panel to reform prisons is named for Chuck Colson, the former “evil genius” of the Nixon administration who went to prison and then founded what would become the largest prison ministry in the nation.
An Israeli man is stabbed in a Brooklyn synagogue by an apparently anti-Semitic suspect, who is shot and killed by police. What is the role of the black church post-Ferguson? And meet Argentina’s outlaw saints.
(RNS) Something for your pastor, your Jewish brother-in-law, your Muslim child and your secularist sister.