(RNS) Security is being beefed up as thousands of pilgrims flock to a Marian shrine in southwest France. Why Lourdes and what is the Assumption?
Religion can be complicated. The ’Splainer isn’t.
(RNS) From Christian martyr to sports icon, St. Sebastian is the patron saint of athletes and of Rio de Janeiro.
(RNS) Billionaire Charles Koch said rumors he would support Hillary Clinton for president amounted to “a blood libel,” but do they really? Let us 'Splain.
(RNS) In 80 countries -- including the U.S. -- Gulenists are making their mark.
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(RNS) What does it mean that Pope Francis thinks the Catholic Church should apologize to gays and other marginalized groups? Let us 'Splain . . .
(RNS) Slaves, plagues, wine and matzo.
(RNS) Most scholars say "nope," but a growing number of Christians host their own seders. Let us 'splain ...
(RNS) March 17 is St. Patrick's Day. But was there a real St. Patrick? Did he drive the snakes out of Ireland or use the shamrock to explain the Trinity? Why...
(RNS) These polls have given us "Trumpvangelicals," true believers for Ted Cruz and confusion over Democrats and the God vote. Let us 'splain.
(RNS) Whatever your feelings about this extra day of winter/school/work, you can thank a 16th-century Catholic pope for it. Let us 'Splain . . .
(RNS) Will there be a Mass? A eulogy? Lots of sacred music? Let us 'Splain . . .
(RNS) The Catholic Church recognizes that there are times in married life when having children may not be the best thing for the family due to financial...
(RNS) Anglicans feel decisions Episcopalians made regarding gay clergy (they got 'em), same-sex marriage (they do 'em) are out of line with what the the...
(RNS) What is a Sunni and who is a Shiite and why do they hate each other? That and other answers to the biggest divide roiling Islam today.