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A what-if nightmare for the Catholic Church: Pope in a coma

By Thomas Reese — August 16, 2022
(RNS) — Any procedure for removing an incapacitated pope should not be quick or easy, but it should be public.
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The day my grandparents left our ancestral village in South Asia for good

By Tarunjit Singh Butalia — August 15, 2022
(RNS) — I pledged not to let the hate of the partition eclipse my love of humanity.

The climate bill is our generation’s moonshot. Failure is not an option.

By Joshua Hammerman — August 12, 2022
(RNS) — As Ron Howard's new movie shows, our new adventure means digging deep, not going high.

75 years after India’s independence, a lost generation recovers its Hindu faith

By Murali Balaji — August 12, 2022
(RNS) — Indian Hindus who grew up after independence have never fully processed the trauma of colonialism.

You support BDS? I’m quitting your fan club!

By Jeffrey Salkin — August 12, 2022
(RNS) — 'It's only rock 'n' roll, but I like it.' Not always. Not when they don't like me.

Getting hip to Dimes Square Catholicism is the latest way to own the libs

By Jacob Lupfer — August 11, 2022
(RNS) — Rome, packaged as a trend item for the trust-fund literary set, will never win converts.

Overturning Roe wasn’t a win for faith. Kansas was.

By Jamie Manson — August 11, 2022
(RNS) — The vote showed that the anti-abortion movement is really about white privilege and political power. 

Most Americans today are choosing cremation – here’s why burials are becoming less common

By David Sloane — August 11, 2022
(The Conversation) — As late as 1970, only about 5% of Americans chose to be cremated. In 2020, more than 56% Americans opted for it.

Itching to get away this summer? Remember the six stages of transformative travel

By Jaco J. Hamman — August 11, 2022
(The Conversation) — The pandemic has intensified wanderlust – but also the need for mindful, ethical travel.

At 75, Pakistan has moved far from the secular and democratic vision of its founder, Mohammad Ali Jinnah

By Farah N. Jan — August 11, 2022
(The Conversation) — Jinnah insisted on secular education, gender equality and equal rights for minorities – all of which remain unrealized dreams in Pakistan.

Russia’s threats to shut down Jewish Agency raise alarm bells for those who remember the past

By Shaul Kelner — August 11, 2022
(The Conversation) — During the Cold War, Russia’s refusal to allow Jews to leave the country reflected its political aims. The same is likely true today, a Jewish studies scholar explains.

In ruling for the praying football coach, what did the Supreme Court really say?

By Thomas Reese — August 10, 2022
(RNS) — Does the decision protect private, personal prayer, or is it the camel’s nose for more prayer in schools?

How Mormons are addressing sex abuse: Too little, too late

By Jana Riess — August 10, 2022
(RNS) — Latter-day Saints have the opportunity to learn from others’ mistakes. But will we?
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