Outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams writes a farewell letter to the Anglican Communion, telling the fractious flock not to become like “distant relatives who sometimes send Christmas cards to ...
World magazine picks not just one but three people this year who exemplify Daniel. Is it OK to fake being gay to make a moral point? And so Jews don't get jealous: a gingerbread Hanukkah house.
The Pope joins the Twitters. Nevada court upholds the state's same-sex marriage ban. The Old South Church in Boston is selling a prayer book from 1640.
Vampires are on the loose in Serbia, apparently. Pastafarians are waiting for the Flying Spaghetti Monster to drop some marinara sauce down the chimney, and the Vatican says conservative and liberal Catholics are both heretics (sort of).
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican newspaper criticized media coverage of Pope Benedict's latest book on Jesus, saying that misdirected attention on minor remarks on Christmas traditions oveshadowed the pontiff's key message. By Alessandro Speciale.
Rick Warren says President Obama is unfriendly to religion. A Cairo Court sentences to death seven Coptic Christians for participating in an anti-Islam video. Pussy Riot video too extremist for web.
Angus Jones apologizes. Jewish counseling center sued over gay therapy. Godbaby, and "our Lord and Savior, Barack Obama."
Today is for more spending, tomorrow for more giving? In religious Ghana, humanists rally. And four smart people square off on Pius XII.
“Pardon me,” said the Turkey. “It’s almost Thanksgiving.” Wish to be granted, though just one of these two birds, Cobbler or Gobbler, will be the full-fledged National Thanksgiving Turkey, and the White House is letting you vote for the winner. PETA doesn’t like the turkey pardon photo op, not one bit.
Some California editors make Romney an angel. The judge who sentenced a teen to church services defends himself. And Marco Rubio gets a pointed question on creationism and . . . err . . . ummm . . . well . . .
You know all that talk about red states wanting to secede after Obama's win? Well, South Carolina Episcopalians went ahead with it. Rabbi Shmuley explains why he lost, Anne Lamott breaks prayer down into three words and Franklin Graham is upset.
Twinkies were supposed to outlast us all, but with Hostess in code blue, does that mean the end is nigh? Find out why "Jesus" can't save you from hackers, and how some Jews are taking an unorthodox approach to the college hook-up culture.
Earlier this week we brought you the 10 best stories about the "Mormon moment." Now, here are the 10 worst, courtesy of MormonVoices.
Hamas says Israel "opened the gates of hell" with its assault on Gaza. David Petraeus is compared to another David. Mary is reimagined saving her own skin.
Boycott Black Friday? What about the economy? The Catholic bishops had no answer on that one. Maybe that was a good thing? What is an "evatheist"? Find out here.