COMMENTARY: In praise of workarounds

(RNS) Workarounds aren't a sad sagging of the spirit. They are the bold, can-do wisdom that that sees challenges not as betrayals but as obstacles to be surmounted. By Tom Ehrich.

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Saints compete for top ranking in ‘Lent Madness’

(RNS) Combining a love of sports and passion for the saints, the online “Lent Madness” competition includes 32 saints from the Episcopal calendar of saints who are eliminated one by one through online votes. By Annalisa Musarra.

Episcopalians release same-sex marriage rites

What would an official same-sex Episcopal wedding liturgy look like?  “I now pronounce that they are bound to one another in a holy covenant, as long as they both shall live. Amen.”

Pope Benedict XVI, Archbishop of Canterbury to meet

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, will pray together in Rome on Saturday despite longstanding differences on women clergy and sexual morality. By Alessandro Speciale.

COMMENTARY: After the storms have passed

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (RNS) To understand American politics, follow the money. But to understand American goodness and resolve, follow the storms. While the political class channels more wealth to the mega-wealthy, people of limited means were showing grace and generosity. By Tom Ehrich.