(RNS) How many popes have been made saints? What’s the “devil’s advocate”? Find out in this drive-by tour of the process of making saints.
(RNS) The shift to make popes into saints could backfire if the public assumes that every pontificate comes with an automatic — or at least expected — halo.
(RNS) Why not have two “proper” forms of the pledge, one saying “under God” and one saying “under law,” and permit students to choose which they prefer?
Southern Baptists talk about sex and marriage. Rome gets ready to make saints. U.S. Army recognizes humanists.
SEATTLE (RNS) The church may decide to affiliate with groups such as Camp Fire or the Baden-Powell Service Association, or it may continue a scouting program independent of other groups.
(RNS) For five years, the Islamist insurgency known as Boko Haram has unleashed violence in northern Nigeria, but the girls’ abduction is viewed as the most terrifying so far.
(RNS) Religion in the U.S. went into decline 30 years before the Internet became commercially available.
(RNS) Maybe millennials will find or create secular equivalents to churches and other congregations. But those alternatives will have to match the depth, flexibility, long arc, and motivational force of religion.