Christian Bookstores Try to Gain off Borders’ Loss

(RNS) The saying goes that when God closes a door, he opens a window. So when the Borders bookstore chain—the nation’s second-largest—finishes closing all of its stores this month, Christian retailers see a window of opportunity in the death of a mega-competitor that...

Monks’ Suit Over Caskets Heads to Trial

COVINGTON, La. (RNS) A federal lawsuit brought by a group of monks fighting for the right to sell handcrafted caskets without a state license is set to go to trial Monday (June 6) in New Orleans. U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval ruled in April that lawyers...