RNS — 'A culture that forgets death begins to die within,' Pope Francis told a group of young people on Halloween. 'He who forgets death has already begun to die.'
(RNS) — At a time when trust in church and clergy is strikingly low, young adults are finding new ways to support each other when bad news or tragedy arrives.
(RNS) — Rob said that being willing to die was different than accepting death. He did not want to make friends with death. Instead, he called it the 'final evil' — which he, as a Christian, was willing to endure.
These are the most powerful lessons I have learned in the month after my father's death.
How shiva has jumped the shark, and other observations after my father's death.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Here's a sampling of reaction to the death of the 41st president and longtime Episcopalian.
Welcome to heaven, President Bush.
(RNS) — Barbara Bush seemed to embody the virtues of womanhood promoted in 20th-century American Protestantism: loyalty, duty and family.
(RNS) - Veteran filmmaker Helen Whitney asks nine men and women grappling with death to tell their stories in this two-hour documentary.
(RNS) — 'We believe God cannot commission the death of species that he had brought to life,' said the Rev. Charles Odira, a Kenyan Roman Catholic priest and conservationist.
(RNS) — 'If someone found cancer to be a gift, wonderful. But there is a certain cruelty to asking suffering people to bear the weight of other people’s theological conundrums,' Christian historian Kate Bowler tells RNS' Jonathan Merritt. (Commentary)
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Dan Johnson, a Republican state lawmaker in Kentucky and the pastor of Heart of Fire church in Louisville, had defiantly denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in the basement of his home.
Caleb Wilde says many churches teach that "death, and our mortality, is at heart both shameful and has little to no redeeming value."
There's a new way of disposing of human bodies. You don't want to know.....
Christianity is not the only anti-bathos-faith, but it is representative of values unlikely to be surrendered by those in any community or tradition who celebrate dignity more than advertised self-affirmation.