The case of ‘The Gospel of Jesus’s Wife’ still isn’t closed

Fragment of a fourth-century codex contains a dialogue between Jesus and his disciples in which Jesus speaks of “my wife.” This is the only extant ancient text which explicitly portrays Jesus as referring to a wife.

Karen L. King/2012

With lingering questions about its origin, a papyrus fragment that mentions the ‘wife’ of Jesus remains a confounding mystery.

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// Grandmother used to giving asks for help

About three years ago, she said, she was left with no choice but to assume full custody of two grandchildren.

Bruce Willis in his Broadway debut in “Misery.”

Critic’s Notebook

Theater companies find fault sometimes is in their stars

Cast wisely, producers, because the biggest name onstage can sometimes be the weakest link.

Beacon Hill sidewalks, with uneven and missing bricks, are treacherous terrain for Tommye Mayer, who has lasting disabilities from a stroke.

Yvonne Abraham

Make cities livable for old and disabled

We’re all getting older, and the city isn’t even close to ready.

Buzzsaw | Matthew Gilbert

// So is Jon Snow dead or isn’t he?

Are you tired of wondering?


It’s time we want less and start doing more

There probably is no better time on the calendar than now, this weekend, to consider what we should be thankful for, of what we value.

The exterior of MCI Framingham.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff/2007 file

Lawsuit alleges discrimination against deaf inmates

Prisoners’ rights advocates allege the state Department of Correction discriminates against deaf and blind prisoners.

Teams from Dublin and Galway competed in a hurling match at Fenway Park last Sunday.

Kevin Paul Dupont | On Second Thought

Boston sports aren’t as Irish as they used to be

Even though the ethnic makeup in town has changed, our Irish blessings have been plentiful, rich, and lasting.

The Green Line.

Starts & Stops

Support grows for MBTA discounts for low-income riders

Two fiscal control board members are pushing for a program that would give discounts to low-income riders.

“I don’t know what it is about satire, but people don’t understand,” says “Chi-raq” director

In ‘Chi-raq,’ Spike Lee aims for satire

A number of roadblocks stood between Spike Lee’s home turf of Brooklyn and a creative new movie he wanted to shoot in Chicago.

Poor children in the Kangemi slum of Nairobi, Kenya, waited for Pope Francis’ arrival Friday.

John L. Allen Jr. | All Things Catholic

Pope Francis reveres the wisdom of the poor

One of Francis’s last stops in Kenya was arguably the most revealing moment of his six-day visit to Africa.

Hillary Clinton, who graduated from Wellesley College in 1969, has long nurtured her ties with the school.

Globe File Photo (left); Brennan Linsley/AP

Wellesley was a ‘touchstone’ for Clinton

Hillary Clinton still has enduring ties to her college, more than four decades after she graduated in 1969.

// Clinton to unveil large economic spending proposal in Boston

The presidential candidate is proposing hundreds of billions of dollars in spending, primarily on infrastructure projects.

All aboard

An Amtrak train passed over the Susquehanna River in Maryland.



Bring high-speed rail to New England

Faster train travel would unlock huge economic growth, save money on highways and airports, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

// High-speed service? Not so fast

What does the future hold for rail in the Northeast?

Shelly Medeiros surrounds herself with photographs and mementos of her grandson, Jay Hudson Bassett, whose 2012 death has been ruled a homicide. No one has been charged.

Lauren Owens

Child deaths go unsolved as autopsies fall behind

The state medical examiner’s office takes an average of 242 days to find an official cause of death in child abuse and neglect cases.

// Colo. shooting suspect mentioned ‘no more baby parts’

Alleged gunman Robert Lewis Dear’s attack on the clinic was ‘‘definitely politically motivated,'’ said a law enforcement official.

// Colo. shooting victim recalled as brave, kind

“He was always doing the right thing and putting others before himself,” said Garrett Swasey’s former skating partner.

// Archdiocese polls Catholics on views of church, leaders

Questions include: How often do you go to Mass? Should women have a larger leadership role in the church?

Ground Game

Ground Game

// Who will be next to drop out of the presidential race?

The signs point to two US senators: Rand Paul and Lindsey Graham.

Globe Santa

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Globe Santa delivers holiday gifts to local children in need.

Globe investigations

// Globe investigations and Spotlight reports

A look at high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

The Big Picture

People in need around the globe

People are in need, from Boston to places around the world, and many others have offered contributions.


Alexander Gardner’s images show Antietam’s horrors.

They come to imagine an unimaginable day

This land near Sharpsburg, Md., has yielded countless days of both bounty and beauty. Yet, you are here to imagine a single day, Sept. 17, 1862.