They’re coming up for auction just ahead of the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination. So is this ghoulish? Or simply buying a first-class relic?
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About David Gibson
David Gibson is an award-winning religion journalist, author and filmmaker. He writes for Religion News Service and until recently covered the religion beat for AOL’s Politics Daily. He blogs at Commonweal magazine, and has written two books on Catholic topics, the latest a biography of Pope Benedict XVI.
The “cold-call pope,” as Francis, has been dubbed, was at it again, phoning a Roman woman who wrote to him in despair. He said he would baptize her infant if she couldn’t find a willing priest; she said she’ll call the child “Francis” if it’s a boy. Francis has already surprised his cobbler with a phone call and counseled a worried Italian teen and an Argentine rape victim.
The Philadelphia archdiocese is accepting donated school supplies for Catholic students from Office Depot, one of the most gay-friendly businesses in the U.S. Will that open Chaput up to the same kind of criticism that other Catholic groups have endured?
The onetime Dominican theologian who was booted from the church — by the man who would become Pope Benedict XVI — says Francis represents a chance for real change in the church. But in a new book he also challenges the new pontiff to act on his better instincts. Not that Fox will be rejoining Rome anytime soon, as he says in this Q&A…
The Catholic bishops’ “Fortnight for Freedom” campaign is one thing. But this “Ricky Bobby” version of the BVM? Talk about mixing church and state…
In a savvy move, President Obama on Friday nominated Ken Hackett, former head of Catholic Relief Services, to be the next U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, which is headed by a pope who has made serving the poor a priority.
Will Smith’s Scientology-inspired summer action movie “After Earth” looks like a big bust more than a blockbuster. Is this a trend? And is it because Scientology just doesn’t have a classically religious story to tell?
The “Nuns on the Bus” are going back on the road, this time for immigration reform, and they just released their full schedule: 31 stops and 6500 miles in three weeks, starting May 28 in New Haven, CT, and ending on June 18 in San Francisco.
The story that priests were barred from the Boston bombing scene because of an anti-Christian culture is undone by the Boston archdiocese’s own newspaper, which of course must be in league with the lefty secularists. Yeah, that’s it…