(RNS) An undisclosed community has accepted the body of Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, which is now “entombed,” according to police in Worcester, Mass.
Articles tagged “Mass”
(RNS) Christian institutions hoping to win a free campus in western Massachusetts might soon face competition from others who are willing to pay for it, according to terms of a year-end donation from the property’s billionaire owners. By G. Jeffrey MacDonald.
(RNS) Jazz legend Dave Brubeck was best known in the secular jazz world for his startling compositions using different time signatures. Religion, however, was never far from Brubeck’s creative mind — or his inspiration. By David E. Anderson.
(RNS) A new survey shows that nearly a year after the Catholic Church introduced a new Mass translation, worshippers have by and large accepted – and even welcomed – the changes. By David Gibson.
(RNS) Just five weeks after accepting a free 217-acre campus in western Massachusetts, Grand Canyon University is walking away from the gift. By G. Jeffrey MacDonald.
QUINCY, Mass. (RNS) Until recently, the overwhelming share of U.S. Muslims were Sunni. That's changing as Shiite Muslims flee persecution in their homelands and set up mosques in the U.S., presenting another face of American Islam and bringing overseas tensions within Islam to U.S. shores. By Omar Sacirbey.
(RNS) The billionaire owners of a bucolic Massachusetts campus have announced two finalists in the competition to get the property free of charge: the Southern Baptist Convention’s North American Mission Board, and Grand Canyon University in Phoenix. By G. Jeffrey MacDonald.
TRENTON, N.J. (RNS) As part of a survey to understand why they have stopped attending Mass, a few hundred lapsed Catholics were asked what issues they would raise with the bishop. He would have gotten an earful. By Peggy McGlone.
SILAD, Mexico (RNS) Times have changed to such a degree in Mexico that politicians now seek out the pope and prelates for support. Even so, the hostility of some in Mexico City shows how far the relationship has yet to go between Mexico and the Catholic Church. By David Agren.
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (RNS) A Roman Catholic priest who was fired for altering the words of the Mass is now digging deep into the letter of church law in an effort to regain his post as parish priest. By Tim Townsend.