VATICAN CITY (RNS) “The church has always defended sport because its values are not only Christian but universal,” said Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins. “It teaches you how to put human values such as compromise and collaboration in practice overcoming division.”
(RNS) For a “successful” holiday, there are still many things American Jews don’t know about Hanukkah.
Alan Gross is out. Germany’s Catholic bishops may allow gay church employees. J.K. Rowling’s Jewish (but not Wiccan) characters. Last Dalai Lama? First female (CofE) bishop.
(RNS) The billboard in Springdale, Ark., is one of a handful posted this month by the group , which is working to drum up attention for their annual convention in April.
(RNS) I understand why my reader wants her religious readings to take a break from “I can’t breathe” protests. But reality is what it is. And if we can’t bear to see reality, what relationship can we possibly have with God?
(RNS) The “War on Women” is over, and other conclusions from the Vatican investigation of women’s religious communities in the U.S.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Officials said soldiers will be deployed on the streets and people are advised to stay at home with their families.
(RNS) It’s that most special time of the year, when the last thing you want to think about is sending a pile of Christmas cards. Here’s a batch, for when you’re not feeling merry and bright, to make it a little easier.
(RNS) The New York Times was the biggest of several outlets relating an apocryphal tale about pets, paradise, and Pope Francis. Here’s how, and why, it happened.