(RNS) “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord,” Joel 2:31 says.
(RNS) In Gethsemane, Jesus experiences the full range of human emotions, and he shares them with his friends in a fully human way. For us, expressing sadness and fear allows us to set aside our desire to be in control. It is also an invitation to let others love us.
(RNS) A Maryland-based Sikh organization has honored a police officer for his service on the day a gunman killed six worshippers at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin.
(RNS) Creed frontman Scott Stapp speaks with enthusiasm about reclaiming his life and his relationship with God. He is overjoyed to have escaped death and seeks to “pay my experience forward by helping others.”
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Religious leaders urged immediate reinforcements for the existing U.N. mission to prevent the country from sliding further into chaos.
(RNS) In his strongest personal remarks yet on the clergy sex abuse scandal, Pope Francis on Friday asked forgiveness “for the damage” that abusive priests have inflicted on children and pledged that the Catholic Church will not “take one step backward” in addressing the crisis.
(RNS) A year and a half after unveiling a slip of papyrus that she dubbed the “Gospel of Jesus’s Wife,” Harvard Bible scholar Karen King has released the results of long-delayed testing on the controversial fragment that appear to show it is not a modern forgery. But a host of questions remain.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “Human trafficking is an open wound on the body of contemporary society, ” the pope said at an international conference.