(RNS) The Vatican on Wednesday said that Scottish Cardinal Keith O’Brien, who resigned in February amid reports that he had made sexual advances to a number of priests, will do penance in an undisclosed location outside of his country.
TORONTO (RNS) A new national study shows that while Canada is still overwhelmingly Christian, Canadians are turning their backs on organized religion in ever greater numbers.
(RNS) Citing a line from Leviticus 25, “for the land is mine; for ye are strangers and settlers with me,” Chicago’s Robert Nevel spearheaded a congregational garden to benefit a local soup kitchen, saying, “We need to be stewards of the land.”
Does Cardinal O’Brien’s exile mean there’s a new sheriff in the Vatican? Praying for Kermit Gosnell’s conversion, not his death. The theology of Star Trek, explicated, just in time for the new movie…
(RNS) Prosecutors had asked for the death penalty because Dr. Kermitt Gosnell was accused of killing more than one person and because his victims were particularly vulnerable. But Gosnell’s advanced age made his execution unlikely before his appeals were exhausted.
An in-depth look at the relationship between food and faith in the Jewish, Sikh and Islamic faith traditions.
(RNS) When rogue abortionist Kermit Gosnell was found guilty of delivering and then killing late-term infants, abortion opponents were convinced they had a case that could finally reshape a static abortion debate. Yet for a variety of reasons, those prayers for a game-changing impact may go unanswered.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) For centuries, popes sponsored the work of artists such as Michelangelo, Raffaello or Bernini, but the marriage between art and faith became estranged in modern times. With a new exhibit at the prestigious Venice Biennial art festival, the Vatican hopes to revive church patronage of the arts.
Dan Brown’s new book about hell comes out today. Christians who find the Boy Scouts too gay friendly seek alternatives. And the Vatican shows how the Roman Catholic Church is shifting to the other side of the equator.
(RNS) Growing up Catholic in England, Candida Moss felt secure in life, yet learned in church that Christians have been persecuted since the dawn of Christianity. As an adult and a theologian, she wants to set the record straight.