(RNS) For a period in his younger life, the host of “The Pete Holmes Show” on TBS, which debuted late last year and follows “Conan” on late-night TV, was on a trajectory to become a youth pastor.
Author Archives: Cathleen Falsani
About Cathleen Falsani
Cathleen Falsani is an award-winning religion journalist and the Faith & Values columnist for the Orange County Register in Southern California.
She is author of the critically acclaimed "The God Factor: Inside the Spiritual Lives of Public People," "Sin Boldly: A Field Guide for Grace," "The Dude Abides: The Gospel According to the Coen Brothers," "BELIEBER: Fame, Faith and the Heart of Justin Bieber," and the forthcoming "Disquiet Time: A Devotional for Ordinary Skeptics" with Jennifer Grant.
From 2000-2010, she was the religion writer and columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and has been a longtime contributor to RNS and the Huffington Post. In 2005, Cathleen was honored as James O. Supple Religion Writer of the Year by the Religion Newswriters Association.
(RNS) Mandela lived his theology. He preached with his life. And his legacy is a scripture we will study for generations to come.
(RNS) Every moment of the recent Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for a Cure for Breast Cancer in San Diego was a prayer and a blessing, an adventure and a lesson. What did I learn? A lot of things, but the greatest was this: We need to cheer more.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) When I think about the guardian angels who I’ve been told surround me like spiritual body guards, I picture the Angel In Charge looking and sounding a lot like the Grammy-winning singer Mary J. Blige.
Nadia Bolz-Weber has a bold and unmistakable voice, preaching the gospel of grace in a way the world needs to hear. And we might not listen if her appearance, vocabulary and backstory were more neat, pious or easy.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (RNS) Ann Romney and I agreed that food — the preparation, presentation, and sharing of meals — is one way we express our love for and extend grace to one another.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) Those scenes of slave owners using the Bible as a spiritual weapon against their slaves, weren’t poetic license. They actually happened. And it begs the question: How are we using the Bible today to enslave the “other” or each other?
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (RNS) We, the faithful, are meant to be the hands of God in the world – hands that help and heal and comfort; hands that defend the defenseless. If we can be God’s hands, we also can be God’s feet.
(RNS) Pope Francis doesn’t hold his arms open like a diva or Eva Peron – as if he’s gathering adoration unto himself. No, when Papa Frank stretches his arms wide it’s as if he’s trying to give the world a bear hug.