G. Jeffrey Macdonald| Religion News Service




Stories by G. Jeffrey Macdonald| Religion News Service
From burlap sack to digital file, church records get makeover

BOSTON — Six years ago, the people of First Congregational Church of Rowley in Massachusetts were convinced they’d lost their … Continued

As denominations decline, numbers of unpaid ministers rise

RNS () — The 50 members of All Saints Episcopal Church in Hitchcock, Texas, are looking forward to December, when … Continued

(Correction) Mass. Supreme Court weighs challenge to Pledge of Allegiance

BOSTON — Justices of Massachusetts’ highest court examined the nature of the Pledge of Allegiance Wednesday (Sept. 4) as they … Continued

Mass. Supreme Court weighs challenge to Pledge of Allegiance

BOSTON — Justices of Massachusetts’ highest court examined the nature of the Pledge of Allegiance Wednesday (Sept. 4) as they … Continued

Non-Christian groups could win free Mass. campus

RNS () — Eager to give away a 217-acre campus that’s been earmarked for donation since 2009, the owners of … Continued

New Gettysburg museum explores role of faith in Civil War

When Confederate soldiers bore down on Gettysburg, Pa., in 1863, a quiet seminary building atop a ridge was transformed — … Continued

ANALYSIS: Where are the Christians on burying Tsarnaev?

BOSTON — Soon after the Boston Marathon bombings, local Christian leaders stepped swiftly into the public eye, convening vigils and … Continued

Boston amputees face a long spiritual struggle ahead

BOSTON — In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings that left three dead and more than 260 injured, perhaps … Continued

Boston bombings bring chaplains into new ground

BOSTON — Two days after the Boston Marathon bombings, Boston Medical Center chaplain Sister Maryanne Ruzzo was checking on staffers … Continued

Louisiana monks score second win in bid to sell caskets

A group of woodworking Louisiana monks is celebrating after a federal appeals court ruled they can sell simple handmade caskets … Continued