(RNS) Warren was inspired to create a weight loss plan after he baptized more than 800 people one day in November 2010. After lowering more than 145,000 pounds of weight into the water, Warren said he thought, “Wow! Everybody’s fat!”
The ACLU sues the USCCB over a failure to provide an abortion. The first “Muslim While Flying” case goes to trial. And should we be surprised that Pope Francis was a bouncer?
(RNS) The “Connected to Give” report also cites generosity thriving among people who claim no religious identity: 34 percent of these “nones” nonetheless give to religiously identified organizations.
(RNS) Francis Spufford’s defense of Christianity, “Unapologetic,” is aimed primarily at what he calls “godless Europeans,” the post-Enlightenment elites who tend to regard religion with bemusement as a silly fairy tale, if not with open hostility as a dangerous superstition.
“When you have forces like Hollywood, when you have forces like politicians, when you have forces like some opinion-molders that are behind it, it’s a tough battle.” – Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, speaking to David Gregory on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” on how the Catholic Church has been “caricatured as being anti-gay.”
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The Christian cross has become little more than a piece of jewelry worn around the necks of celebrities, said Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.
(RNS) All but an estimated 10 or so Angel Moroni sculptures on temples worldwide are the work of Karl Quilter who died last week.
(RNS) Paul Crouch, the religious broadcaster who co-founded Trinity Broadcasting Network and was known for his prosperity gospel messages and lavish lifestyle, died Saturday (Nov. 30). He was 79.