RNS-Germany-Women: German theologian spearheads transition to a gender-appropriate Catholic Church
VATICAN CITY (RNS) – A woman is challenging the Catholic church’s position on female inclusion in Germany, where bishops have begun a two-year summit aimed at “newly assessing” long held Catholic beliefs on sexuality, love and priestly life. By Claire Giangravé. 1,160 words. (categories c, i)
RNS-Claiborne-Oped: Will the real pro-life political party please stand up?
(RNS) — The Republican Party, which calls itself pro-life, has become an obstacle to life on any issue but abortion. Meanwhile, the Democrats seem to be doing everything they can to lose voters for whom reducing abortions is a major concern, including the 29% of Democrats who call themselves pro-life. By Shane Claiborne. 923 words. (category: k)