(RNS) The Grimm fairy tales you’re familiar with include added Christian elements and nothing that would offend a middle-class religious sensibility. Now you can read the gruesome originals.
(RNS) The nation’s Catholic bishops have chosen a mixed slate of delegates for next year’s high-level Vatican summit on the family, including outspoken culture warriors viewed by many observers as out of step with Pope Francis’ priorities.
ST. LOUIS (RNS) More than 60 cities around the world have signed the Charter for Compassion and that more than 350 are in the process of joining.
MIAMI (RNS) People gave a wide variety of reasons for abandoning the Catholic Church. The most common answer was people saying they wanted a more personal connection with God.
The complete text of the FBI’s “suicide letter” to Martin Luther King, Jr. No “Francis Effect” in Latin America? More on the comet craze. Another Mrs. Jesus? Puh-leeze!
(RNS) The Temple Mount is the holiest place for Jews and the third holiest for Muslims. Why is it a launching pad for violence?
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Construction of the controversial palace will present an odd backdrop for the Argentinian pontiff who has made it clear he has little appetite for indulgence and excess.
SITTWE, Myanmar (RNS) As Myanmar steps into the spotlight this week, the worsening plight of the Rohingya Muslim minority is casting a shadow over the country’s hopes for democratic reforms.
BALTIMORE (RNS) A new study presented to U.S. Catholic bishops showed that the Catholic Church is seen as “judgmental,” and that finger-wagging attitude is the biggest sin in the view of many lay people.