(RNS) For much of his 92 years, Billy Graham has had one main title:
But in a new memoir set in the twilight of his remarkable life,
Graham reveals a lesser-known side of himself: a grieving and ailing
widower who has difficulty getting up from a chair or putting on his
(RNS) Two recent books argue that explorers Christopher Columbus and
Vasco da Gama were more like Christian crusaders than greedy mercenaries
or curious adventurers. Other historians, however, remain skeptical.
(RNS) U.S. Catholic bishops, concerned about Obama administration
policies on birth control and gay rights that they say see as an
unprecedented "assault" on the rights of faith groups, have established
a watchdog panel to combat threats to "religious freedom."
Jews, Muslims and their allies cheered recently as California Gov.
Jerry Brown signed a bill prohibiting all local bans on circumcision,
making it illegal for local authorities to restrict the medical or
(RNS) The American Cancer Society has rejected an atheist group's bid to
field a national team to raise money for cancer research, and organizers
suspect it's because of the volunteers' godless beliefs.