Religion

Selling Religious Ignorance

Donald Trump says things to appeal to whatever crowd he's talking to, but casting doubt on Hillary Clinton’s faith before a group of evangelicals is a new low.
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Letter from Rome

Pope Francis caused quite a storm last week by suggesting that a “great majority of sacramental marriages are null,” but he was speaking as a pastor.

How Long Shall the Wicked Exult?

In the aftermath of events like Orlando, it seems as though the God of Jacob does not perceive, and it is no impiety to say so. But that is not the end of the story.

Poland Turns Right

Poland's young extreme nationalists represent a revival for which being Catholic and Polish implies also being anti-European, anti-pluralist, and anti-liberal.

False Choices & Religious Liberty

Religious liberty has a damaged “brand” these days, and Catholic institutions have played a role. The nation's largest church now needs to lower the temperature.

In the Hands of an Angry Electorate

We need to name the anger of voters but in the restrained rhetoric of the common good. Would the cures offered by Trump and Sanders prove worse than the disease?

Sharing the Prosperity

The American labor movement has been pushed back on nearly every front. Its revival is the key to reducing economic inequality and fostering shared prosperity.

A Pentecost on Crete?

A historical, unprecedented “Holy and Great Council” to be held in June may have important consequences for the Orthodox Church and its relations with Rome.
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Letter from Rome

The CDF's new “letter” to the world’s Catholic bishops mostly rehashes an impoverished, minimalist and “institutionalist” thinking.
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Letter from Rome

Criticism and applause for Francis's newly created process to try bishops accused of covering up sex abuse; Where have certain "bad" bishops from the U.S. ended up?

Choosing the Better Part

In Robin Lane Fox's biography of St. Augustine, Augustine doesn’t convert to Christianity; he converts to whatever you get when you put aside worldly ambition.

Religion Booknotes | Summer 2016

Early stories of Jews, Christians, and Muslims; the politics of celibacy and marriage; reflections from Cardinal Kasper; afterlife and wealth in early Christianity.
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