(RNS) Can Our Lady of the Shush get the Roman Curia to stop gossiping?
(RNS) If you loved the music of the Benedictine monks of Norcia in Italy — and the Billboard charts say millions do — then you’ll love their beer, now available for purchase in the U.S.
(RNS) How could I have forgotten that Ziggy Stardust also played Pontius Pilate in “The Last Temptation of Christ.”
(RNS) Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi expands on his Twitter encomium of the man whose voice could “make the souls of all those with a restless conscience vibrate” while another priest begs to differ.
(RNS) As they should, given the sense of spiritual searching that led Bowie through every tradition and philosophy, and even a “Little Drummer Boy” duet with Bing Crosby. So where did he end up?
(RNS) The last hero standing in the popular fantasy series was cut down end of last season. But will he return next spring? And as a Jesus-like messianic figure — or just another White Walker?
(RNS) With comments to Congress on abolishing the death penalty and by declaring a “right of the environment” at the United Nations, the pontiff may be pushing the envelope on Catholic doctrine — not that anyone will admit it.
(RNS) The “pope of surprises” went eyeglass shopping in downtown Rome, giving passersby the selfie of a lifetime — but telling the shop owner he only wanted new lenses, the old frames are fine. Maybe he needs to sharpen his vision ahead of his U.S. trip?
Are Americans ready for a nuanced view of the Spanish missionary’s history in California — and his sanctity — when Pope Francis arrives in the U.S. with the canonization of Serra on his agenda? The pontiff’s remarks in Bolivia this week may provide an advance look at his rationale