KANSAS CITY (RNS) Anna Kurzweil lived a simple and unpretentious life. So when it emerged that she left such a large sum to the Jesuits, nobody could believe it.
Religion & Ethics Newsweekly investigates how social media changes the way we mourn and grieve.
Who knows more about Catholicism - Stephen Colbert or Patricia Heaton? See for yourself in this clip from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Each year Faith & Form, an interfaith journal on religion, art and architecture, sponsors an International Awards Program for Religious Art & Architecture. Take a visual tour of the 2015 contest's winning spaces.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (RNS) On the eve of a new year, religious leaders from different traditions pray and meditate for peace.
On Christmas, we take a look at a sacred place, the Washington National Cathedral, in this photographic slideshow by Sally Morrow, RNS' multimedia editor.
Artist Okuda explains how a church becomes a painted skate park.
As Baltimore faces the first police trial relating to the death of Freddie Gray, R&E visits a church in the city’s Cherry Hill neighborhood whose ministry and outreach include a boxing gym.
Apparently Darth Vader does a lot more than just guard the northwest tower at the Washington National Cathedral these days. See for yourself.
November is Native American Heritage Month. Religion & Ethics Newsweekly managing editor Kim Lawton delves into the history of Saint Kateri, and how Native American Catholics relate to the saint today.
The Hindu festival of lights, or Diwali, is celebrated all over the world with music, dance and fireworks. In Kathmandu, Nepal, it is known as the Tihar festival to the Newar community, who observe the start of their new year 1136 according to the lunar calendar.
Service members aren't the only ones who bear the sacrifices of military service; so do their families. The Rev. Stuart Kenworthy, Bishop James Magness and Rabbi Irving Elson talk about the hidden costs of military service.
You weren't able to attend Pope Francis' memorable visit to the U.S. in person? Thanks to our readers and staff, you can experience the journey through photographs.
(Warning: You may need Kleenex!) Watch as Pope Francis gestures to 5-year-old Sophie Cruz along the parade route in Washington, D.C., and see her family's reaction.
Maggie was surprised by her parents' reaction to her tattoos, which she had hidden from them for more than 10 years.