A what-if nightmare for the Catholic Church: Pope in a coma
(RNS) — Any procedure for removing an incapacitated pope should not be quick or easy, but it should be public.
What stabbed Salman Rushdie?
(RNS) — This was not only an attack on an author. It was an attack on culture and civilization itself.
The day my grandparents left our ancestral village in South Asia for good
(RNS) — I pledged not to let the hate of the partition eclipse my love of humanity.
Lag in slavery reparations from US Jesuits irks descendants
(AP) – In a publicly released letter to the head of the U.S. branch of Jesuits, Jesuit leader Joseph Stewart expressed dissatisfaction with the progress made since last year's pledge to raise $100 million for a reconciliation initiative in partnership with descendants of people once enslaved by the Catholic order.
Religions have known that getting away is good for the mind, body and spirit
(The Conversation) — Rituals of rest and contemplation are woven into many religious traditions around the world.
Columbia River’s salmon are at the core of ancient religion
ALONG THE COLUMBIA RIVER (AP) — For thousands of years, Native tribes in this area have relied on Nch’i-Wána, or 'the great river,' for its salmon and steelhead trout, and its surrounding areas for the fields bearing edible roots, medicinal herbs and berry bushes as well as the deer and elk whose meat and hides are used for food and ritual.
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