(RNS) — It seems like the women of Scripture are having a moment leading up to Easter (April 21), celebrated by many Christians as the day they believe Jesus rose from the dead.
(RNS) — The Maya have taught me how to honor the dead, naming and remember the people some politicians would have them forget.
(RNS) — We do not have to reduce ourselves to someone who exists only to endure hardship.
(RNS) — O’Connor, who would have turned 94 this week, still shows a way forward for Catholics burdened by bad news about the church's earthly leaders.
(RNS) — Lent is the right time to sit with darker truths, a time to reflect on our limitations and to remind ourselves that none of us is immune to the universe.
(RNS) — What happens when an accident, old age or illness robs loved ones of their memory, and we forget that they are a child of God?
(RNS) — Political insiders and other pundits who are public about their beliefs are taking steps to tweet, post and blog according to the tenets of their faith.
(RNS) — 'We’re going to take the season of Lent ... and see if we can’t reclaim some of the language for sin,' the Rev. Amy Butler said.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (RNS) — 'Selfishness is a cancer that will destroy from within better than anything can destroy from without,' said Curry.
(RNS) — 'If I’m not a believer in Jesus, and I think these are fabulous stories, how much more so should somebody who’s a Christian find extraordinary meaning in them?' Vanderbilt Divinity School Professor Amy-Jill Levine says of the stories of Holy Week.
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has urged Roman Catholic faithful to free themselves from the 'clutches of consumerism and the snares of selfishness' as he marked the start of Lent.
(RNS) — While fasting is a time-honored way to observe Lent, another ancient tradition concerns being nourished by the Word of God.
(RNS) — In a world that prizes self-affirmation, confidence and pride, Ash Wednesday comes as a slap in the face, a bracing cold shower of reality. Inescapably, we are told of our lingering weaknesses, faults and helplessness.
(The Conversation) — The Christian practice of marking ashes on believers' foreheads to kick off the penitent season of Lent dates to the 10th century.
(RNS) — Modern Lent has come to have more in common with Dry January — the viral sensation encouraging New Year's resolvers to give up alcohol for a month — than with its ecclesiastic antecedents.