(RNS) Though churches have been feeding the homeless since the beginning of time, these newer ministries are dishing out high-end fare that’s several notches above the standard church menu of hamburgers and warmed-over frozen pizza.
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(Reuters) The museums, visited by about six million people a year who pay at least 16 euros, will close early so the homeless can get VIP treatment in the Sistine Chapel with its famous Michelangelo frescoes.
WASHINGTON (RNS) People are outraged that a church would treat the poor so callously. But St. Mary’s isn’t alone.
(RNS) On Purim, one of the religious requirements is to give directly to at least two poor people. The Jewish sage Maimonides instructed us not to be too discerning. “Anyone who puts out his hand to take should be given money.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Barbers and hairdressers would volunteer their services on Mondays, the day their shops are traditionally closed in Italy.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Hairdressers would volunteer their services on Mondays, the day their shops are traditionally closed in Italy.
NEW YORK (RNS) Each year, Reciprocity retreats allow “students” to practice yoga and meditation, which aim to help restore an element of spirituality that is often broken or damaged.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) It’s an unconventional move, even for a pope who constantly preaches that more should be done to help the poor.
(RNS) What, precisely, were the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah? Sodomy, right? That is what we have always believed. But the ancient Jewish sages said the people of Sodom passed laws that prohibited giving to charity.