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A modern heroine fights antisemitism

By Jeffrey Salkin — August 1, 2021
If I had posters of heroes and heroines on my wall, Deborah Lipstadt would be there.
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Who gets to unplug the pope?

By Thomas Reese — July 27, 2021
(RNS) — Even a pope needs a medical directive.

Why the Ben & Jerry’s meltdown?

By Jeffrey Salkin — July 27, 2021
(RNS) — Yes, the boycott is problematic. And it could have been worse.

‘My Unorthodox Life’: Meh

By Jeffrey Salkin — July 21, 2021
(RNS) — The Netflix series isn’t antisemitic or self-hating. But there are deeper questions to mine.

The Latin Mass is not going away soon

By Thomas Reese — July 20, 2021
(RNS) — But local bishops may now deny it to dissenters who oppose the reforms of Vatican II.

Will those suffering late-stage dementia be the next to be called less than human?

By Charles C. Camosy — July 15, 2021
(RNS) — Attitudes toward brain death are already being extended to those with late-stage dementia and beyond.

White evangelicals in numerical, political decline

By Mark Silk — July 14, 2021
(RNS) — A lesson from the new PRRI religious census.

The beginning of the end of the Francis papacy

By Thomas Reese — July 13, 2021
(RNS) — Although he appears to be recovering from his surgery, the hospitalization of Pope Francis marks the beginning of the end of his papacy. Time is running out. Francis is 84 years of age, and it will be miraculous if he is able to continue as pope for another five years.

Loneliness stinks. Come back to your story.

By Jeffrey Salkin — July 13, 2021
(RNS) — Alone and lonely. Two different things. Guess which one I hate.

Don’t believe in systemic racism? Let’s talk about the sexual revolution.

By Karen Swallow Prior — July 12, 2021
(RNS) — One need not embrace critical race theory to recognize that systemic racism exists.

The Baptist insights of the man who wrote ‘Robert’s Rules’

By Mark Silk — July 9, 2021
(RNS) — It's time for our democracy to give the man his due.

Indictments for Vatican financial crimes a sign of progress

By Thomas Reese — July 6, 2021
(RNS) — Vatican financial scandals have repeatedly tarnished the image of the church. It is time for the Vatican to get its act together. Ironically, that will mean more bad news as crimes are uncovered and prosecuted.

If Rabbi Leo Baeck could survive Theresienstadt, we can survive COVID.

By Jeffrey Salkin — July 6, 2021
You think that clergy had it bad during COVID? Try Theresienstadt.
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