David Gibson is a national reporter for RNS and an award-winning religion journalist, author and filmmaker. He has written several books on Catholic topics. His latest book is on biblical artifacts: "Finding Jesus: Faith. Fact. Forgery," which was also the basis of a popular CNN series.
BALTIMORE (RNS) — The reforms the Catholic bishops passed this week to deal with the sexual abuse crisis were easy compared with changing the culture of clerical privilege that is at the heart of the abuse crisis.
ROME (RNS) — One of the most influential Catholic theologians, Cardinal Walter Kasper has in recent years been swept up in Pope Francis’ effort to make the Catholic Church more compassionate and inclusive.
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.
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(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!
NEW YORK (RNS) The endearing group of a cappella Orthodox Jewish singers is out with a 30-second spot that takes aim at the phenomenon of "agunot," or "chained women" whose husbands will not grant them a divorce.