Opinion Top Three

The fruit of the Spirit is not optional, despite what you might witness online

By Karen Swallow Prior — September 29, 2023
(RNS) — Before social media, I honestly never knew people who claimed to be Christians would treat one another with such cruelty.

How college can be a pathway to making Muslims more welcome

By Musbah Shaheen, Matthew J. Mayhew, Christa Winkler, and Alyssa Rockenbach — September 28, 2023
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Religious liberty is becoming a go-to right for everyone

By Mark Silk — September 27, 2023
(RNS) — A legal strategy pioneered by the right has been adopted by the left.

The secret synod

By Phyllis Zagano — September 27, 2023
(RNS) — Too many U.S. Catholics don’t know about the global discussion of the church’s future.

Wallace B. Smith, great-grandson of Joseph Smith and pioneer for women’s ordination, dies at 94

By Jana Riess — September 26, 2023
(RNS) — The leadership of Wallace B. Smith, who headed the RLDS movement from 1978 to 1994, was a game changer.

Discernment is at the heart of the synod, but it’s not easy — nor is it always successful

By Thomas Reese — September 26, 2023
(RNS) — Dialogue becomes that much more difficult when you feel that God is on your side.

India has to be held accountable in Sikh’s death in Canada

By Tarunjit Singh Butalia — September 26, 2023
(RNS) — A rash of killings of Sikhs has the look of extrajudicial murders.

We are defeating global poverty. Congress could set us back.

By David Beckmann — September 25, 2023
(RNS) — Far-right Republicans are insisting on deep cuts in domestic and international poverty programs — though we have ample evidence both are working.

The increasingly perilous lot of the pilgrim shows us all the path on climate

By Marqus Cole — September 22, 2023
(RNS) — People of faith can help bend the curve on emissions.

A fifth of Mormon college students in the US say they’re LGBQ, new study shows

By Jana Riess — September 22, 2023
(RNS) — Among US Mormon college students, 78% said they were heterosexual and 22% identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual or something else.

Congress needs to live up to its Christian protestations

By John Stowe — September 21, 2023
(RNS) — Do we really want Christian values to prevail?

From exorcist to monster: How Hollywood has recast Catholicism

By Tyler Huckabee — September 20, 2023
(RNS) — The latest movie in ‘The Conjuring’ franchise reflects horror’s loss of faith in faith.

The new Americanism heresy

By Mark Silk — September 20, 2023
(RNS) — Once again, American bishops are at odds with the Vatican.

Donald Trump’s Rosh Hashana ‘gift’ to the Jews

By Jeffrey Salkin — September 20, 2023
(RNS) — None dare call it Jew-hatred. I do. This is no way to start a new year.
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