(RNS) While most American evangelicals do not usually read papal pronouncements, it would be a shame if we did not familiarize ourselves with Francis’ newest document, for there is much in it that evangelicals could embrace.
NEW YORK (RNS) One of the 11 surviving copies of the Bay Psalm Book, the first book (and the first book of Scripture) printed in English in America, was sold Tuesday night for the highest price ever recorded for a print book in open sale.
ROME (RNS) “How can we continue to stand by when food is thrown away while people are starving?” Pope Francis asked. “Today, everything comes under the laws of competition and the survival of the fittest, where the powerful feed upon the powerless.”
(RNS) The Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it will decide whether for-profit businesses can be treated like religious entities.
NEW YORK (RNS) “I think the danger with Christian publishing is (the attitude), ‘If it’s got a Bible verse in it then it’s OK,’ even if it’s got really bad writing and bad art,” said author Sally Lloyd-Jones. “I suppose my vision has always been that it’s got to be excellent.”
(RNS) The United States will move its freestanding Vatican embassy into the larger American Embassy to Italy, a shift that has drawn criticism from former U.S. envoys.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Borrowing a page from the storied cathedrals of Europe that charge admission to tourists, Washington National Cathedral hopes the estimated $300,000 in annual ticket sales can help restore the building to its original glory.
(RNS) The outside focus group changed the air. By simply describing the realities with which they deal every day, they put Sunday morning fussing into perspective. A world broken at its very core demands better of its churches.