(RNS) Despite the overblown claims and dodgy artifacts floating around out there, genuine artifacts and solid historical research still provide the best window into a long-ago world and the best chance to figure out who Jesus really was, and what he meant.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) Religious conversion has become a highly emotive issue in India recently, with debate whipped up by some supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who see multi-faith Indian as a Hindu-first nation.
(RNS) “Each of the world’s religions has some variation of the golden rule,” she said in an interview. “I really see that the greatest part of education is to recognize that in many important ways you are me and I am you.”
The Lord is waiting for you and the Church will welcome you if your willingness to serve good is as clear and public as your choice to serve evil was,” Pope Francis said.
(RNS) The San Francisco archbishop is under fire for morality clauses for Catholic schoolteachers, and a pamphlet distributed to children that asked them about masturbation and abortion.
PARIS (Reuters) The landmark Cologne Cathedral along the Rhine is listed as being worth only 27 euros – one euro for each of the 26 land parcels beneath it and one euro for the priceless building.
ROME (Reuters) “It would be perilous for us, as leaders of the Church, to consider that the scandal of clergy sexual abuse is for the most part a matter of history and not a pressing concern here and now,” said Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley.