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(RNS) A new Catholic translation of the Bible tweaks an Old Testament text -- Isaiah 7:14 -- that many Christians consider a prophecy about Jesus’ birth. So, why did they alter a 2,745-year-old prophecy, and does it change what the church teaches about Jesus’ virgin birth? By Daniel Burke.
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RNS) Jazz legend Dave Brubeck was best known in the secular jazz world for his startling compositions using different time signatures. Religion, however, was never far from Brubeck’s creative mind -- or his inspiration. By David E. Anderson.
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(RNS) A new survey shows that nearly a year after the Catholic Church introduced a new Mass translation, worshippers have by and large accepted – and even welcomed – the changes. By David Gibson.
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VATICAN CITY (RNS) After more than seven years as pope, Benedict XVI is still known as much for the public relations nightmares that have occurred on his watch as for the battle against secularism and relativism that he wants to wage. Now the pontiff has a Twitter feed and the Vatican has a plan to overhaul its antiquated communications apparatus. By David Gibson.
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SIMSBURY, Conn. (RNS) At age 75, Betty Holden in on a crusade to repair broken rosaries. She's been at it for almost 20 years, spending several hours a day behind a pair of needle-nose pliers. By Ann Marie Somma.
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