(RNS) The Bible and “Fifty Shades of Grey” share more than a few raunchy sex scenes. For Banned Books Week and International Blasphemy Rights Day (Sept. 30), these eight titles are still too hot to handle.
(RNS) Conservative Catholics often complain that Pope Francis, especially in his unscripted moments, sows confusion. Now, for a change, progressives are grappling with that frustration.
(RNS) It’s another “first” for the little-known but influential movement known as Reconstructionist Judaism.
(RNS) Sukkot, also known as the Festival of Booths, began this year at sundown Sunday (Sept. 27). What is this holiday that makes Jews eat their meals al fresco? Let us ‘Splain …
NEW YORK (RNS) The yearlong “Forever Grateful” farewell tour begins in February and will include approximately 90 dates and a performance at Carnegie Hall.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) Philadelphia magazine crafts its own version of the Obama “Hope” poster to commemorate you-know-who’s historic visit to the city.
(RNS) Her newest book, “Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People,” expands on her trademark exploration of finding God in the unexpected.
A MEJDI trip might include a visit to Jesus’ birthplace of Bethlehem — but also a meeting with an imam to talk about Jerusalem’s importance to Islam, and a Shabbat meal with an Orthodox Jewish family.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) The mural became part of the city’s lively public art scene in 2001 when it was first painted. Local artist David McShane added the pope to the mural just a few weeks before the pope’s arrival.