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By DANIEL BURKE c. 2011 Religion News Service (RNS) Joe Feuerherd, the editor-in-chief of National Catholic Reporter, who embodied the weekly newspaper’s fierce independence and liberal tilt, died on Wednesday (May 25) after an 18-month bout with cancer, NCR has […]

By AL WEBB c. 2011 Religion News Service LONDON (RNS) Professor Stephen Hawking, one of the world’s most eminent scientists, says the concept of heaven is “a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.” In an interview with London’s […]

By CATHLEEN FALSANI c. 2011 Religion News Service (RNS) Late Sunday night, while perusing Facebook, a friend on Facebook updated her status to announce that Osama bin Laden was dead. It took a few seconds to confirm the news on […]

By KEVIN ECKSTROM c. 2011 Religion News Service (This story was reported by Daniel Burke, Adelle M. Banks, Nicole Neroulias, Omar Sacirbey and Alessandro Speciale.) WASHINGTON (RNS) Jesus said “love your enemies.” If only he had said how we should […]

CLEVELAND (RNS) In days long gone, Roman Catholic priests regularly made deathbed house calls, even in the middle of the night with little notice, to pray over the dying and anoint them with holy oils. The candlelight ritual, popularly known […]

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