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(RNS) As Catholic cardinals flock to Rome to pick the next pope, our Sweet Sistine bracket is heating up, with just Eight Elite Eminences left.
(RNS) The last Pope Benedict to resign, Benedict IX, was an infamous rake who sold the papacy. But like his 21st-century namesake, Benedict IX forces Catholics to mind the gap between the mortal man and the sacred papal office.
Hollywood worships its golden idols. Catholic cardinal resigns over sex allegations. Tim Tebow fumbles.
(RNS) The line between satire and stupidity is notoriously blurry. On Saturday, "Saturday Night Live" ran a skit call "DJesus Uncrossed," a spoof on Quentin Tarantino's revenge flick "Django Unchained."
(RNS) Before Elvis and Chuck Berry and Johnny Cash. Before Aretha and Whitney and Beyonce. Before the blues met gospel and conceived rock 'n’ roll, there was Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
Pilgrims flock to St. Peter's Square. Cardinals consider successors to Pope Benedict XVI. The Foursquare church loses millions in a Broadway flop.
A new analysis of Catholic population shifts raises questions about the upcoming papal election.
(RNS) Not all Catholics appreciated Pope Benedict XVI's staunch defense of Christian orthodoxy, traditional marriage and life from conception to natural death. But American evangelicals sure did.
Pope Benedict XVI stuns the world. What's next for the Roman Catholic Church? Why is James Dobson so pessimistic, and who killed Spiderman?
(RNS) President Obama addressed the National Prayer Breakfast this morning in Washington.
President Obama is scheduled to speak between 8:30 and 9 ET at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast in Washington. JOIN THE LIVE CHAT VISIT WHITEHOUSE.GOV
(RNS) Muslim and Christian views of the Apocalypse are remarkably similar, albeit with a different ending.
Every age needs an Antichrist. For Protestant reformers, it was the papacy. For Cold War Christians, it was the Soviets. Now, a growing group of evangelicals say the Antichrist will be Muslim.
Does God root for Ray Lewis? The Catholic Church once considered quarantining pedophiles. Someone spoofs the infamous Applebee's receipt.