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(RNS) So here we go again. It's that time of year _ Lent, when many Christians give something up. Often it's food, although my mom told me when I was a kid that giving up vegetables doesn't count.
A few years ago, as we approached Lent, a few of my friends (who during t…
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(RNS) Prison guards meet in the desert to hand off chemicals for executions. A corrections boss loaded with cash travels to a ph…
ROME (RNS) Pope John Paul II won't officially become a saint until a special high-profile ceremony next month at the Vatican. But the man who succeeded him says he has seen him in that light for years.
``The reality that John Paul II was a saint became increasingly appa…
(RNS) America's vaunted Protestant work ethic is getting a makeover: Now it might be more of an atheist work ethic.
A new study has found an inverse relationship between the religiosity of a state's population and its ``productive entrepreneurship.'' That's professor-sp…
JERUSALEM (RNS) A strike by employees of Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs may force Pope Francis to postpone his visit to Israel, scheduled for May.
Yigal Palmor, the Foreign Ministry's spokesman, said the workers _ who are striking over wages, taxes and pensions _…