The lesson of Silicon Bank: Regulations protect good businesses as well as consumers
By Thomas Reese — March 20, 2023
(RNS) — Libertarian capitalists are hypocrites. They hate government regulations, but when they are in trouble, they expect the government to bail them out.
London property scandal was a ‘Via Crucis,’ says archbishop at Vatican trial
By Junno Arocho Esteves — March 17, 2023
Another religious leader marks 10 years of trying to find peace on LGBTQ
By Jacob Lupfer — March 17, 2023
Catholic system pulls out of Connecticut hospital merger
By Associated Press — March 17, 2023
PUTNAM, Conn. (AP) — The proposed merger had raised concerns about the fate of reproductive health in the mostly rural region.
NY diocese facing flood of lawsuits files for bankruptcy
By Michael Hill — March 17, 2023
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Albany diocese is dealing with a deluge of lawsuits dating to when New York temporarily suspended the statute of limitations on childhood abuse.
Americans like Jews, Catholics and mainline Protestants. Evangelicals, not so much.
By Yonat Shimron — March 15, 2023
(RNS) — A new Pew Research poll finds that only 18% of nonevangelical Americans had favorable opinions of evangelicals; 32% had somewhat unfavorable views.
State lawmakers push for priests to report abuse learned about in confessional
By Jack Jenkins — March 14, 2023
(RNS) — Catholic bishops are pushing back, arguing the statutes would infringe on the First Amendment rights of priests.
Orthodox Jewish parents sue California for ban on special ed funds to religious schools
By Alejandra Molina — March 14, 2023
(RNS) — ‘It takes a special kind of chutzpah to deny Jewish kids with disabilities equal access to special education benefits,’ said Eric Rassbach, an attorney representing the parents.
A reading list for seminarians and other Catholic conservatives
By Thomas Reese — March 14, 2023
(RNS) — Books changed my life. They can change yours too.
Trump vs. DeSantis: Florida pastors mull conservative issues
By Giovanna Dell'orto — March 14, 2023
(AP) — “The evangelical vote in Florida is too diverse to be a big force in politics,” said one political scientist, but many faithful across denominations like seeing DeSantis take charge of issues like sexually explicit materials available to children. “That resonates.”
Nazi orders for Jews to wear a star were hateful, but far from unique – a historian traces the long history of antisemitic badges
By Flora Cassen — March 14, 2023
(The Conversation) — Badges and other wearable markings had a long history of being used to target Jewish people in Europe.
The ‘double effects’ of men behaving badly
By Phyllis Zagano — March 13, 2023
(RNS) — How some bishops and lay groups have become the de facto Catholic morality police.
How a little-known editor made God a bestseller by helping Americans let go of religion
By Bob Smietana — March 13, 2023
(RNS) — A chance encounter at a party led religion professor Stephen Prothero to rediscover the story of Eugene Exman, a longtime book publisher who helped transform American religion.
Pope Francis at 10 years: A reformer’s learning curve
By Nicole Winfield — March 13, 2023
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The pope who once envisioned a papacy of 'two or three' years shows no signs of slowing down.
Nuns, friars partner to explore future for iconic shuttered Hollywood monastery
By Alejandra Molina — March 10, 2023
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — The chapel, gift shop and beloved peanut brittle and pumpkin bread business have remained open.
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