Pope Francis said the scene “is a genuine way of communicating the gospel..."
Pope Francis wants you to set up a Nativity scene to fight banal consumer Christmas
by: Claire Giangravé VATICAN CITY, Dec. 5, 2019 (RNS) — On Thursday (Dec. 5), the Vatican hosted a Christmas tree lighting ceremony ahead of the holidays, but it was theRead More
The use and possession of weapons should be made “immoral” under official Catholic teaching...
Pope says no more nukes —even possessing nuclear weapons is “immoral”
by: Emily Churchill ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE, Nov. 26, 2019 (RNS) — Pope Francis’ view on nuclear weapons can be summed up in a few simple words. Just say no.Read More
Christians in the former state of Jammu and Kashmir in northern India have suffered increased persecution...
Christian persecution spikes in Hindu-nationalist India
by Diana Chandler INDIA, Nov. 22, 2019 (BP) — Regaining consciousness after attackers left him for dead in his house church in eastern India, pastor Basant Kumar Paul proclaimed heRead More
The pope urged the global community to eliminate the threat of nuclear weapons...
In Japan, Pope Francis condemns nuclear weapons as immoral
by: Claire Giangravé HIROSHIMA, Nov. 24, 2019 (RNS) — Speaking before survivors of the 1945 bombing of Hiroshima, Pope Francis called nuclear weapons and their possession “immoral” and suggested thatRead More
Wright, a retired Anglican bishop and now chair of New Testament and early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, is author more than 80 popular and academic books about Christianity and the Bible.
N.T. Wright explains the world of the New Testament in new book
by: Emily McFarlan Miller CHICAGO, Nov. 21, 2019 (RNS) — New Testament scholar N.T. Wright has spent most of his life teaching people how to study the New Testament. AndRead More
As readers following the saga may have already gleaned, there’s a disproportionate number of Jewish actors in this drama.
Why are so many players in the impeachment trial Jewish?
by: Yonat Shimron Nov. 13, 2019 (RNS) — Public hearings in the presidential impeachment inquiry began Wednesday (Nov. 13), as witnesses marched to a congressional office building to offer televisedRead More