(RNS) The sisters at her Alabama monastery say the tube is not a last-ditch effort to keep the 92-year-old nun alive, and that she has regained some strength and weight.
(RNS) As the December holidays approach, emotions over Christmas, public creches, “Happy Holidays” and all the trimmings can run high. This year, Religion News Service is keeping you up to date on the “War on Christmas,” with dispatches from the battleground formerly known as the month of December.
(RNS) “Zombie Nativity” features a holy family, an angel and a donkey who are undead, partially decomposing and looking for their favorite meal — the gray matter inside your head.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Pastor Jimmy Terry of Tabernacle Baptist Church has a mission to make the entire month of December a celebration of Jesus.
JERUSALEM (RNS) An Israeli women’s rights organization says the administrator of the Western Wall lacks the legal authority to withhold Torah scrolls from any Jewish worshipper.
(RNS) Solutions must come from the Paris conference but they also must come from rapid education and change of values, from what the gospels call “metanoia” or change of consciousness.
BETHLEHEM (RNS) The Palestinian Authority has asked the municipality of Bethlehem not to set off holiday fireworks this year and to limit the festive lights and decorations to two main streets.
KAMPALA, Uganda — Pope Francis wrapped up his six-day trip to Africa in the war-torn Central Africa Republic on Monday by warning that religious conflicts are spawning civil war, terrorism and suffering throughout the continent.
On his final day in Africa’s most violent corner, he urged people to “say no to hatred, to revenge and to violence, particularly that violence which is perpetrated in the name of a religion or of God himself.”