With radical views on gays, abortion, and Jews, Francis is modernizing the church. Can we convince our relatives to believe it?
Should an American be picked, expect a shortened trip
Benedict XVI calls it quits, pledges fealty to his successor
Plus Obama invited to speak in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv
Plus the Women of the Wall break through with largest service yet
Benedict will be the first pope in over six centuries to voluntarily resign
The Pope clears my mom of all charges
To Israel, mainly, but also to pretty much everything
Plus the Pope reductios ad Nazism, and more
Church, Jews both ‘victims of collective violence’
The big story, plus Damascus meeting, and more in the news
Plus the Turkish debate, Holocaust remembrance, and more in the news
Plus a pope defends another, the ‘couch crisis,’ and more in the news
A leading Catholic theologian offers Judaism some backhanded praise
Plus an allegedly anti-Semitic Chicago conference, and more
But at least Benedict’s been to Yad Vashem!
Plus ‘Work Will Set You Free’ set free, and more in the news
Nuremberg translator dies, a blast in Lebanon, and more in the news
Israeli etiquette, Ahmadinejad shunned, and a happy new yarrr!