Pope Francis: A humble man who lives simply, or a onetime ally of a military junta? Fresh evidence of America’s declining religious affiliation. Does God have a gender?
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About Yonat Shimron
Yonat Shimron is the development director for Religion News LLC. She was the religion reporter for The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. from 1996 to 2011. During that time she won numerous awards, including the Duke Divinity School’s Award for Excellence in Religion Reporting eight times. She is the past president of the Religion Newswriters Association.
Pope Benedict XVI promises “unconditional” obedience to his successor. The interregnum begins today. Casting votes for the Sweet Sistine.
Will the Obama administration weigh in on the gay marriage case before the Supreme Court? Will Pope Benedict XVI change church law? Is computer-simulated warfare a good teaching tool for chaplains?
The religiously unaffiliated have higher expectations of sex today. Eleven U.S. Cardinals will help pick the next pope. The Newtown interfaith debacle may affect upcoming elections in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
The nation is divided on many of the issues President Obama spoke on at last night. “I don’t know,” a common refrain at the Vatican. Ash Wednesday marks Pope’s last major event.
POTUS attends Prayer Breakfast. Some conservative Christians say the Antichrist will be a Muslim. The new Pope App started out with a handwritten note.
Religious programmers are producing halftime shows of their own. The #MyJihad campaign stops at D.C. Metro stations. A growing group of Orthodox Jews has prompted the Forverts to resume daily publication.
Women can now serve in combat and the Bible has three role models. Friday is the annual March for Life, but abortion activists are more divided than ever over tactics. Catholics launch a new social networking site.
Rick Perry says prayer, not guns, will keep Americans safe. Obama’s approach to Scripture; part Lincoln, part Martin Luther King. Mormon feminists want to recite prayers at conference.