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Dorian Llywelyn

Dorian Llywelyn is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Dorian Llywelyn

The patriotic Virgin: How Mary’s been marshaled for religious nationalism and military campaigns

By Dorian Llywelyn — July 7, 2022
(The Conversation) — Many religions have been used to prop up nationalism, and Catholicism is no exception, as a Jesuit priest and scholar explains.

Who are the Jesuits?

By Dorian Llywelyn — March 23, 2022
(The Conversation) — The Jesuits are among the Catholic Church’s most influential religious orders but no strangers to controversy.

Prayer apps are flooding the market, but how well do they work?

By Dorian Llywelyn — November 26, 2021
(The Conversation) — A scholar of Christian spirituality argues that prayers are meant to bring together a faith community – something apps aren’t likely to achieve.

A Catholic theologian argues for a death row inmate’s right to have the pastor’s touch in the execution chamber

By Dorian Llywelyn — October 29, 2021
(The Conversation) — When death is looming, the warmth of a held hand can communicate deeply where words fail.

What’s a ‘miracle’? Here’s how the Catholic Church decides

By Dorian Llywelyn — October 28, 2021
(The Conversation) — To qualify as a Catholic ‘saint,’ someone must have two miracles credited to them. But how does the church define a miracle in the first place?
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