Belief Bytes: Monday’s Religion News Roundup

Frank Browne, a Jesuit seminarian on the Titanic. Photo via RNS.

Here is your Monday Religion News Roundup.

By David Gibson
c. Religion News Service 2012
Reprinted with permission

Prayer and silence, as well as movie marathons, marked the centenary of the Titanic’s sinking, which resulted in the loss of all but 700 of the 2,208 passengers and crew.

A Jesuit seminarian who took famous pictures of the ship as he journeyed on board during the first legs of its maiden voyage was curtly ordered off the ocean liner in Ireland by his provincial before it departed on its ill-fated North Atlantic crossing. Frank Browne, at left, was eventually ordained a priest, and later said it was the only time holy obedience had saved a life.

Pope Benedict XVI is 85 today, and one of the oldest popes ever, and he says he’s feeling it. That is also naturally making for lots of speculation about whether another old guy will take his place.

It’s also Tax Day, so render unto Caesar – and you can feel good about it.

Read the rest of this post here.

– Amanda Greene

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