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Remembering Chaim Topol — and how ‘Fiddler’ reflected American Judaism

By Jeffrey Salkin — March 14, 2023
(RNS) — The inside story of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ reveals some deep truths about American Judaism.
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Remembering slain LA Bishop David O’Connell and his tireless community work

By Kathryn P. Derose — March 2, 2023
(RNS) — Bishop Dave left a mark on so many lives, and, even after becoming bishop, remained close to the community he so loved.

The long strange trip of Lonnie Frisbee

By Greg Laurie — February 21, 2023
(RNS) — Lonnie was the face and a catalyzing force of the Jesus movement that rippled through the late 1960s and early 1970s.

A prayer for Bruce Willis

By Jeffrey Salkin — February 21, 2023
(RNS) — The famous actor is on a journey. Many of us know the GPS.

Grace Community Church let her down. Now she is standing in the gap for women.

By Karen Swallow Prior — February 16, 2023
(RNS) — Eileen’s life now is a far cry from the subservient role she once played to a domineering and violent husband.

‘Real Housewife’ Heather Gay pens a juicy ex-Mormon memoir

By Jana Riess — February 8, 2023
(RNS) — Mormonism worked well for ‘Real Housewife’ Heather Gay — until it didn’t. She’s not looking back.

Thank you, Pastor Jack

By Dan Carroll — January 10, 2023
(RNS) — In the death of Jack Hayford, we have lost a giant and I have lost my spiritual father into eternity.

Jack Hayford, prominent Pentecostal pastor in Southern California, has died

By Alejandra Molina — January 9, 2023
(RNS) — Hayford authored more than 50 books and composed hundreds of songs, including the widely known 'Majesty.'

Biden visits Vatican embassy to pay respects to Benedict XVI

By Zeke Miller — January 6, 2023
WASHINGTON (AP) — Benedict had 'a more conservative view within the Catholic realm than I have,' the president said, but 'I admired him. I thought he was a fine man'.

German cardinal guards Benedict’s intellectual legacy

By Nicole Winfield — January 5, 2023
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Benedict entrusted his life’s theological works to Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, who has spent nearly two decades organizing them in a 16-volume, 25,000-page opus along the lines of Thomas Aquinas’ 'Summa Theologica.'

Benedict, the ‘other pope,’ dies at 95, leaving behind a unique and complex legacy

By Claire Giangravé — December 31, 2022
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Benedict XVI, the first pope to resign in 600 years, paved the way into the new millennium, but struggled to reconcile his traditional Catholic views with a world that he considered to be ‘under the dictatorship of relativism.’

Remembering faith leaders who died in 2022: preachers, writers and interpreters of faith

By Adelle M. Banks — December 28, 2022
(RNS) — In this year we lost people who were known for their political office but for whom religion played roles expectedly and unexpectedly.

Leave Amy Grant alone

By Tyler Huckabee — December 22, 2022
(RNS) — There is nothing left to kick her out of. She’s free. 
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