(RNS) — The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court would drive the ideology of the Catholics on the court further to the right and exacerbate the already heightened angst about the institution’s ever more conservative Catholic majority.
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A contributing editor at RNS, Jacob Lupfer is a writer and consultant in Baltimore. His website is www.jacoblupfer.com. Follow him on Twitter at @jlupf. The views expressed in this commentary do not necessarily represent those of Religion News Service.
(RNS) — Religious conservatives need to realize that they are not the only ones who believe religious freedom is a sacred right. And progressives, whether religious or not, should not dismiss the entire concept.
(RNS) — Faith leaders are excoriating Trump and Sessions for recent immigration policy changes, but this crisis is Congress’ fault — specifically, House Republicans who have bet their survival on nativist politics.
(RNS) — As President Trump's attention turns to international affairs, members of his loyal evangelical Protestant base need to ask themselves: What do we want out of U.S. foreign policy?
(RNS) Anyone who thinks Russell Moore should lose his job is advancing a vile heresy and a dangerous idolatry — that Christian leaders should ardently praise the Republican Party’s chosen leader no matter how vile, obnoxious and un-Christian he is.
(RNS) So why have commentators bemoaned the absence of Christian thinkers as authoritative voices in American public debates?
(RNS) I find the conservative critique that “Georgetown is not Catholic enough” to be weak and misinformed.
(RNS) Ash Wednesday reminds us we are dead in our sins and, soon enough, dead in fact. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.
(RNS) If separating from a tenured professor under a confidential agreement is “reconciliation,” then surely the word has no meaning.
(RNS) The Christian right faces a critical choice: It can be small and have integrity, or it can be “yuge” and disastrous.
(RNS) The censure of the Episcopal Church raises vital questions about whether divergent teachings on marriage and sexuality constitute minor differences of interpretation or major theological revisions.
(RNS) I moved to Boston the week Cardinal Bernard Law resigned. As I read those chilling Globe reports, I sensed that the darkness and an unusually cold winter were apt metaphors for the heartbreak and pain the scandal caused.
(RNS) The Church that Christ founded on Peter should avoid becoming a loose confederacy of warring regional ecclesial jurisdictions.
(RNS) The dialogue between faith and science will continue, but, at 74, it is doubtful that Richard Dawkins will show interest in contributing meaningfully to it.
(RNS) Conservative Catholics often complain that Pope Francis, especially in his unscripted moments, sows confusion. Now, for a change, progressives are grappling with that frustration.