(RNS) The semiautonomous archipelago off the coast of Tanzania is mostly Muslim, and assailants have targeted churches, burning some and killing or severely injuring Christian clerics.
(RNS) In a letter to a journalist, the former pope indicates scandals did not drive him from office and says he continues to wear white because when he stepped down “there were no other clothes available.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) A new survey finds the rapid shift toward favoring LGBT rights in the past decade has a wide impact on American religious and political life.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “Think of the great dining halls,” Pope Francis said, “of the parties thrown by the bosses of the weapons industry who makes the arms. … A sick child, starving, in a refugee camp — and the great parties, the fine life for those who manufacture weapons.”
(RNS) The Christian school had fired the group one month before it planned to release the findings of its 13-month review.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) When Pope Benedict XVI officially left the Vatican in a helicopter a year ago this week (Feb. 28), becoming the first pontiff in 600 years to resign, many in his conservative fan base were aghast, even angry. He has betrayed us, said those who thought Benedict’s papacy would be the final triumph […]
(RNS) The national ecumenical program encourages young adults, aged 18 to 35, to connect social and environmental justice activities with Franciscan teachings that stress the interconnectedness of creation.
(RNS) According to the Wine Institute’s latest statistics, the tiny country consumed 74 liters of wine per person per year, nearly double the per-capita consumption of its closest neighbor.
“God responds to knee mail,” and “We ain’t too scholastic, but we’re quite handy, with letters made of plastic,” are some the clever quotes from this musical video parody of Robin Thicke’s popular hit “Blurred Lines,” which uses church signs to send messages.