(RNS) The Vatican hosts two conferences on human trafficking and climate change this week, inviting many U.S. mayors to the event. What do human trafficking and climate change have to do with each other and with religion? Let us ‘Splain . . . .
Articles tagged “Catholicism”
(RNS) N.J. Gov. Chris Christie announced his candidacy for president on Tuesday (June 30). Christie is not afraid to speak about his Catholic faith, or his love for the music of fellow Jersey boy Bruce Springsteen.
(RNS) Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan, two lifelong Catholics behind “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” say their faith is such a part of their lives that not including it in the show would be dishonest.
(RNS) March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day. But was there a real St. Patrick? Did he drive the snakes out of Ireland or use the shamrock to explain the Trinity? Why should this fifth-century priest be remembered at all? Let us ‘Splain.
NEW YORK (RNS) “The analogy (to the IRA) is somewhat accurate,” said Archbishop Timothy Dolan, an Irish-American who on March 17 will serve as grand marshal of the city’s St. Patrick’s Day parade.
(RNS) A Napa Valley winery has always displayed its Catholic roots quietly, but a new “Cabernet FRANCis” is showing off its allegiance — and has gained some attention from il Papa himself.
(RNS) “This activity separates people from God and the human community, it is contrary to charity and goodness, and it places participants dangerously close to destructive works of evil,” the Archdiocese of Boston said.
(RNS) Everything you need to know about Ash Wednesday, which kicks off the 40-day period of reflection, penance and fasting in Lent.
NEW YORK (RNS) Now the mayor will have to navigate the lack of his own religious identity within a city as religiously diverse as New York.