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How Buddhist mindfulness can awaken the church

(RNS) Many Christians are finding mindfulness practice to be not just compatible but complimentary to their faith. They discover within these Buddhist-derived practices not only a key to renewal and holy living, but also a doorway to a neglected Christian tradition.

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Confidant of Pope Francis condemns US religious right

(AP) — The Rev. Antonio Spadaro, editor of the influential Jesuit journal La Civilta Cattolica, said a shared desire for political influence between 'evangelical fundamentalists' and some Catholics has inspired an 'ecumenism of conflict' that demonizes opponents and promotes a 'theocratic type of state.'