Swiss Guards: World’s oldest standing army gets new headgear

VATICAN CITY – The world’s oldest standing army is getting some new headgear. The Swiss Guards plan to replace their metal helmets with plastic PVC ones made with a 3-D printer, giving the pope’s...

DATE: May 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

How does Congress have chaplains without violating the separation of church and state?

We are scholars of religion and American politics who, with Brandeis Ph.D. candidate Margaret Clendenen Minkin, have written about the history and work of congressional chaplains. The present...

DATE: May 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

House chaplain wins job back after scalding letter to Ryan

WASHINGTON – The embattled chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives has won his job back just hours after sending a scalding letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan that accused a top Ryan staff...

DATE: May 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope to Chile abuse victims: ‘I was part of the problem’

ROME – The three whistleblowers in Chile’s sex abuse scandal urged Pope Francis on Wednesday to transform his apology for having discredited them into concrete action to end what they called the...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Vatican to discuss if non-Catholics can take Holy Communion

VATICAN CITY – Officials from the Vatican’s doctrinal watchdog and leading German churchmen will meet this week to discuss if non-Catholic spouses can receive Holy Communion, the Holy See said...

DATE: May 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Nevada spiritual leader to give first Hindu prayer in Oklahoma Senate

OKLAHOMA CITY – A spiritual leader from Nevada will deliver the Oklahoma Senate’s first Hindu prayer, part of an interfaith movement in a Legislature in the Bible Belt that has faced criticism its...

DATE: April 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

National Day of Prayer belongs to all Americans

The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for our nation. This year, the Durango prayer event will be held at noon...

DATE: April 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Chile church sex abuse whistleblower from pariah to VIP

VATICAN CITY – The key whistleblower in Chile’s clerical sex abuse scandal has arrived in Rome for his audience with Pope Francis and said Tuesday he will urge the pope to get rid of the “toxic”...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Friends separated by the Holocaust reunite in California

LOS ANGELES – When Alice Gerstel bid an emotional farewell to her family’s closest friends in October 1941, she was hopeful she’d see “Little Simon” Gronowski again. And she did – 76 years later...

DATE: April 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

As numbers dwindle, Jews who fought Nazis recall struggle

KFAR SABA, Israel – While most of his fellow Jews were being killed or brutalized in Nazi death camps and ghettos, Baruch Shub and his friends were hiding in the forests of the former Soviet Union,...

DATE: April 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Two-thirds of millennials don’t know what Auschwitz is, Holocaust study says

Two-thirds of American millennials cannot identify what Auschwitz is, according to a study released on Holocaust Memorial Day that found that knowledge of the genocide that killed 6 million Jews...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Israeli series exposes raw wounds from ethnic Jewish divide

JERUSALEM – An electrifying new documentary series on the problematic integration of Middle Eastern Jews by Israel’s European founders in the 1950s has reopened old wounds of an ethnic divide...

DATE: April 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

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