(RNS) — Spirituality frequently uses the language of battle, so it is not surprising that Pope Francis promotes the Christian equivalent of a spiritual jihad. Many in the West think jihad only means warfare, whereas it can also mean the struggle within oneself against sin.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — It was the second time in as many days that Francis has warned about the destructive work of the devil after making headlines recently by seeming to deny the existence of hell.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The message reflected the pope's growing concern about the dangers of misinformation on the internet that he said exploits people’s 'anxiety, contempt, anger and frustration.'
(RNS) — As Halloween approaches, the Rev. David Collins, a Jesuit professor of history at Georgetown University, takes us back to a time in European history when witches were persecuted and executed by society.
(Reuters) The caption written on the sash of the pope's cassock reads "The Good Forgives the Evil."
(RNS) 'The Exorcist, 'The Good Place' and 'This Is Us' have something in common.
MADRID (RNS) The 500th anniversary of the death of Hieronymus Bosch provides viewers a glimpse into the work of the man who created our modern vision of hell. It's not for the squeamish.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) "The devil exists and we must fight against him," Pope Francis warned.
ROME (RNS) About 300 exorcists from around the world held their first-ever convention in Rome and expressed concern about the number of people turning to Satanism and the occult.
(RNS) The new wording, approved on Sunday (July 13), only asks whether parents and godparents will "turn away from sin" and "reject evil."
(RNS) It gives me great pleasure to tell you that the devil is on the cutting room floor. This is now a movie about Jesus, the Son of God, and the devil gets no more screen time, no more distractions.
(RNS) "There is a secular idea that 'the devil made me do it' that has turned into 'satanism made me do it,'" says Lucien Greaves, spokesman for The Satanic Temple, which has a few hundred members. Accused killer Miranda Barbour is not among them
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The Church of England has been accused of "dumbing down" the baptism service following the introduction of an alternative liturgy in which parents and godparents need not repent of their "sins" or reject "the devil."
(RNS) When some people recently started questioning whether the Satan character on “The Bible” mini-series resembled President Obama, others had a broader question: Why was Satan dark-skinned at all?
(RNS) A Catholic priest has suggested that Satan may have driven accused killer James Holmes to open fire at a Colorado cinema, continuing the religious debate over a shooting that claimed 12 lives and wounded 58 more. By David Gibson.