"It’s completely normal to feel overwhelmed with what’s happening in the world right now. Keep in mind that our nervous system can’t always differentiate between a crisis we are hearing about and one that we are experiencing personally. That is because human beings are empathetic by nature,"…
Thousands of vaccinated Muslim pilgrims circled Islam's holiest site in Mecca Sunday, but remained socially distanced and wore masks as the coronavirus takes its toll on the hajj for a second year.
Bishop Michael Fisher and three other bishops in the state this weekend lifted dispensations from obligatory Mass attendance that had been in place since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Several local parishes distributed ashes Wednesday in small bags along with instructions on how to conduct their own imposition of the ashes at home.
Davarian L. Baldwin will present an online talk Tuesday entitled “Inequality is a Comorbidity!: Mapping the Structures of Racial Disparity in Today’s Crisis Cities.”
A federal bankruptcy judge is giving the diocese until September to sort out a tangled web of historical insurance coverage and determine how those policies might be affected by Child Victims Act lawsuits against the diocese and parishes, schools and other Catholic entities.
The Buffalo Diocese’s lists of assets and liabilities filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court identifies multiple investment funds and bank accounts holding in excess of $28 million, dozens of properties and a fleet of vehicles. What the schedule doesn’t mention is insurance coverage, which has…
See the status of abortion laws and review related data as the U.S. Supreme Court considers overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.
In honor of National Space Day on May 6, Stacker has compiled a list of key astronomy and astrophysics terms that are out of this world!
A folklorist explains the prehistoric origins of the mythical Easter Bunny and why this longstanding cultural symbol keeps returning each spring.
The churches’ struggles to respond to the plague and constant warfare in the 14th and 15th centuries helped shape the kinds of Christianity in the world today.
Originally a spring harvest festival, Baisakhi acquired religious significance after the 10th Sikh guru created the Khalsa, a distinctive Sikh identity, in 1699.. In 2022, Baisakhi falls on April 14.
Sikhs all over the world celebrate the festival of Baisakhi, a holiday with a special religious significance, observed each year on April 13 or 14. In 2022, Baisakhi falls on April 14.
The Muslim holy month of Ramadan — when the faithful fast from dawn to dusk — began at sunrise Saturday.
Afghans are facing a devastating economic collapse and food shortages ahead of the holy month of Ramadan. 30-year-old Laila, a displaced person from the Ghorak district of Kandahar province, lives in a makeshift camp in the outskirts of Kandahar city with her two sons and her brother-in-law'…
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has put a spotlight on the views of the Russian Orthodox Church. A scholar of Russian religion explains the structure and history of Orthodox Christianity.
Women’s contributions to global Christianity are immense, but scholars’ understanding is hampered by limited data.
The Irish government recently declared a national holiday for St. Brigid. A medieval historian explains her fascinating life and history.
Only 58 of the more than 900 people who have won the Nobel Prize have been women.
A scholar of Christian spirituality argues that prayers are meant to bring together a faith community — something apps aren’t likely to achieve.
Here's a look back at several decades of balloons, marching bands and more at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
So-called Spiritualists split off from Martin Luther’s Reformation 500 years ago, but some of their ideas carry on.
Christmas isn’t the only holiday celebrated during the winter season. There are a plethora of others, some of which have festivities that exceed even the most ostentatious Christmas celebration.
More houses of worship are offering mental health programs, especially African American congregations.
At its peak over the last year and a half, more than 40% of adults reported anxiety or depression symptoms—four times the pre-pandemic rate.
The Satanic Temple, a nontheistic group, is invoking the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to challenge Texas’ new anti-abortion law.
The Moon Festival, rooted in China’s long history and rich cultural traditions, is celebrated on Sept. 21 this year. In China, though, the festival is a three-day public holiday.