VATICAN CITY (RNS) — To change the narrative of scandal, the millennials say, the bishops must keep the conversation going, not just with young Catholics but with those alienated from religion as well.
(RNS) Britons go to the polls after attacks that sparked fear and inspired charity. A Christian fashion blogger on Jesus and style, oil and water. Do yoga teachers need a code of ethics? And the United Methodist Church has a transgender deacon.
(RNS) LDS leaders want to know the perils their 70,000 missionaries face to better protect them. Lasers reveal “lost” catacomb wonders. The Rev. William J. Barber II on Comedy Central! And RNS is hiring!
(RNS) Christian school defends decision to deny pregnant teen graduation honor. The pope’s astronomers look up for divine inspiration. Martin Luther: Father of protest songs? Manchester attacker’s familiar path. Mormons old, and young.
(RNS) New Jersey’s cardinal blasts Congress and the White House for ignoring immigration reform. Can Trump accomplish anything positive with his speech on Islam in Saudi Arabia next week? Presidential spiritual advisers should be careful what they pray for, and who they pray with.
(RNS) Franklin Graham says Christians face a genocide today. Will there be another Billy Graham? Pope Francis is going to Fatima, but what about that Third Secret? ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ is returning. Catholics are going green, Muslims are stepping up, and fidget spinners are kosher!
The president is set to issue a major executive order on religious freedom that may have minimal impact. Evangelical leaders toast (abstemiously) Trump at the White House. Meanwhile, other evangelicals argue over women, gays, and authority in the church. Plus: Brad Pitt’s Pentecostal youth.
(RNS) The Templeton prize goes to Alvin Plantinga. The spiritual lessons of Albert Einstein. Misusing Anne Frank? Anti-Semitism blooms on U.S. campuses. A murder, a baptism, and a confession. And forget Netflix – here’s Pure Flix.
(RNS) Aaron Hernandez had the verse on his forehead when he killed himself – the latest, if most tragic, display of the famous passage. How the now ex-Fox News host used religion. The martyrdom fantasy inspired by a Colorado school shooting. Plus, a touching tribute to the world’s oldest woman.
(RNS) Looks like the President won’t meet the Pontiff when The Donald comes to Italy. A bishop proofreads his wife’s “raunchy” C of E novels. Find your patron saint, courtesy of Myers-Briggs. Was Bo Diddley a Buddha? And: Why the “faith-based” film genre must end.
(RNS) Christians in Egypt bury their dead. Trump to hold last-minute seder while grape juice brands battle for the Orthodox market. The angst of the Four Questions, and life on the ‘Farminary.’
(RNS) The gay Christian rocker releases his first music video since coming out. No tears for alt-right promoter as he gets boot from the NSC. The spiritual agony behind America's opioid crisis. Religious demography. Marketing the Messiah. Crucifixion fundraiser?
(RNS) Controversy over the Redeemer Church founder’s Princeton seminary appearance continues to spark opinions. Is Trump’s nominee an abortion foe’s dream? An ancient Jewish cemetery, a new Jewish exodus, and a debatable Jewish re-brand.
(RNS) As Princeton seminary reverses courses on honoring Redeemer Church founder, others protest. The Supreme Court nominee’s faith doesn’t predict how he would judge religious issues. A little girl snatches pope’s skullcap, goes viral. Married priests. Priests and porn. The religious origin of our paranoid politics.
(RNS) Trump vows to take his travel ban to the Supreme Court. Dutch Anti-Islam candidate falters, dire warnings do not. LDS challenges leak of Mormon documents. A ‘parable’ on GOP health care, an apocalypse that ends with a toilet, and a New Zealand river is declared a person.