Young people aren’t buying far-right religious beliefs
By Serene Jones
(RNS) — Younger Americans aspire to build a world marked by love and justice. But they don't see much of that in church.
Two new books untangle the Mountain Meadows Massacre
By Jana Riess
(RNS) — The books challenge some of the longstanding narratives about the attack and its coverup.
Protect people. Raise the debt limit and cut wasteful Pentagon spending.
By Bridget Moix
(RNS) — For too long, the Pentagon has been treated as a sacred cow in budget negotiations.
Bolivia’s Catholic Church acknowledges being ‘deaf’ to sex abuse victims
By Associated Press
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The statement comes amid the fallout from the case involving a late Spanish Jesuit priest, Alfonso Pedrajas.
What Greek mythology teaches us about women’s resistance and rebellion
By Marie-Claire Beaulieu
(The Conversation) — Female characters in Greek mythology lived under strict patriarchal rules, but they spoke truth to power and resisted injustice.
Vatican centralizes investigations on claims of Virgin Mary apparitions – but local Catholics have always had a say
By Deirdre de la Cruz
(The Conversation) — The Vatican plans to set up an ‘observatory’ to investigate apparitions of the Virgin Mary. A scholar of global Christianity explains why this is a major shift in how apparitions are authenticated.
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