Religion News Roundup

Lapsed resolutions * Cuomo Catholics * Angry monks : Friday’s Roundup

By Kevin Eckstrom — January 2, 2015

(RNS) All those resolutions to join a gym and work harder in 2015? Pish posh, says Billy Graham’s grandson. That and more in today’s Roundup.

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By Kevin Eckstrom — December 31, 2014
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Lessons & Carols Edition * Mark Driscoll returns * No, Really: Wednesday’s Roundup

By David Gibson — December 24, 2014

How many Americans are Christian? Can you question the Virgin Birth and still be a Christian? Do Christians over-emphasize the birth of Jesus? Can Santa make it to every house in one night? And why Driscoll again, so soon?

Police chaplain * Stained-glass cracks * Jesus’ birthplace: Tuesday’s Roundup

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey — December 23, 2014

One of the police officers shot in Brooklyn was in a volunteer chaplain program. The stained-glass window industry isn’t doing so great. And Jesus’ birthplace is facing some modern-day struggles.

Curia critique * Religious cop * Snaketivity Scene : Monday’s Roundup

By Lauren Markoe — December 22, 2014

After Pope Francis’ stunning rebuke of the Vatican bureaucracy, the curia may down an extra eggnog today. One of the cops murdered in Brooklyn this weekend thought he might want to serve the NYPD in a more spiritual way. And Snaketivity at the Michigan Capitol.

Colbert no more * Diplomatic broker * Silverman’s thumbs up: Friday’s Roundup

By Yonat Shimron — December 19, 2014

America’s most famous Catholic bids his audience adieu. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s Pope Francis. Sarah Silverman gives feminist Jewish activists a thumbs up.

What to buy for everyone on your holiday list : Thursday’s Roundup

By Kevin Eckstrom — December 18, 2014

(RNS) So you have absolutely no idea what presents to get for Pope Francis, Jeb Bush and that guy with the John 3:16 signs? Never fear. The Roundup Gift Guide will leave you merry and bright.

Cuba Release * Pope Tango * Gay St. Pat’s (II): Wednesday’s Roundup

By David Gibson — December 17, 2014

Alan Gross is out. Germany’s Catholic bishops may allow gay church employees. J.K. Rowling’s Jewish (but not Wiccan) characters. Last Dalai Lama? First female (CofE) bishop.

Nuns report * Taliban attack * Happy Hanukkah : Tuesday’s Roundup

By Lauren Markoe — December 16, 2014

The Vatican releases its report on U.S. nuns. The Taliban kill more than 100 Pakistani school children. And tonight is the first night of Hanukkah.

Puppy heaven * hands up * gender-neutral marriage: Friday’s news roundup

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey — December 12, 2014

Pope Francis argues for pups in heaven. Congressional staffers raise their hands outside the Capitol. Plus, Kansas is now issuing gender-neutral marriage licenses.

Bob Jones’ Mea Culpa * Jedi Jesus * New Cardinals: Thursday’s Roundup

By David Gibson — December 11, 2014

The bastion of Christian fundamentalism confesses its sins on sex assault on campus. Pope Francis to name more Cardinals — but who? And a sneak peek at the newest Jesus film.

Torture 101 * Terrorist Moses * Swastika giftwrap: Wednesday’s Roundup

By Kevin Eckstrom — December 10, 2014

(RNS) It’s slightly truncated today, but the Roundup still has all the news you need …

Chabad attacked * Black church * Outlaw saints : Tuesday’s Roundup

By Lauren Markoe — December 9, 2014

An Israeli man is stabbed in a Brooklyn synagogue by an apparently anti-Semitic suspect, who is shot and killed by police. What is the role of the black church post-Ferguson? And meet Argentina’s outlaw saints.

Father Benedict * Atheist bans * Potus speaks: Monday’s Roundup

By Yonat Shimron — December 8, 2014

Retired Pope Benedict XVI says he would have liked to be known as “Father Benedict.” Atheists want to repeal state bans forbidding nonbelievers from holding office. Obama appears tonight on the Colbert Report.

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