Pope Francis blessed and held a green parrot named Amore. An Arizona pastor will banish demons via Skype. An Oscar-nominated original song has been rescinded.
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About Yonat Shimron
Yonat Shimron joined RNS in April, 2011 and became managing editor in 2013. She was the religion reporter for The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. from 1996 to 2011. During that time she won numerous awards. She is a past president of the Religion Newswriters Association.
Evangelical groups say gays are made in God’s image. Bill Gates says the poor will not always be with us. Jewish foodies are pigging out and missing out.
The Vatican comes under blistering criticism from a U.N. committee. The Justice Department will make it harder for federal agents to single out Muslims. A new study shows Denmark is the happiest nation.
Blunt reactions to Gov. Chris Christie. Evangelicals reconsider whether contraception is a good thing. A French comedian is accused of being an anti-Semite.
Twins divided by the new year. A judicial stay on birth control. A first for Reform rabbis in Israel.
On the day after Christmas, can Lent be far behind? Jews and Chinese food. A positive outlook for 2014.
Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson is suspended. Mark Driscoll apologizes (sort of). A high school biology textbook is approved.
The pope critiques mega salaries. Festivus celebrants seek out state capitols. Native American masks representing ancestral spirits return to the Hopi Nation.
Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas invokes his Christian faith in a new TV campaign ad. Rick Warren said the birth control provision in the Affordable Care Act is “like making a Jewish deli sell pork.” The skies open after prayers for rain.