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Never make predictions about the Jews

By Jeffrey Salkin — March 21, 2023
(RNS) — An American Jewish sage tried to predict Judaism, 2025. You’ll be surprised at what he got right — and wrong.
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All aboard the Mormon women’s history cruise

By Jana Riess — March 15, 2023
(RNS) — Sign me up for that.

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.

Remembering Chaim Topol — and how ‘Fiddler’ reflected American Judaism

By Jeffrey Salkin — March 14, 2023
(RNS) — The inside story of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ reveals some deep truths about American Judaism.

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.

Mormons know how the Church sanctioned racial exclusion. That policy has a paper trail.

By Jana Riess — March 10, 2023
(RNS) — Paul Reeve's new book argues the decision to ban Blacks from priesthood and the temple began with Brigham Young but wasn't fully entrenched until the early 1900s under Joseph F. Smith.

In accusing Cardinal McElroy of heresy, Bishop Paprocki was aiming higher

By Mark Silk — March 9, 2023
(RNS) — The American episcopate’s anti-Francis faction takes it to a new level.

Why is there a place called East Palestine, Ohio?

By Jeffrey Salkin — March 9, 2023
Salem, MA. Sharon, MA. Bethel, CT. New Canaan, CT. A biblical tour through the United States.

Replacing vengeance with mercy in our death penalty policy

By Karen Swallow Prior — March 7, 2023
(RNS) — The troubling case of Andre Thomas invites a closer look at all the factors that play a part in the death penalty.

This year, Purim is not funny

By Jeffrey Salkin — March 7, 2023
The end of the book of Esther is not pretty. Here is why it matters -- more than ever.

The legacy of a decade of Pope Francis

By Thomas Reese — March 6, 2023
(RNS) — Francis has opened windows that are difficult to close.

Don’t overlook the faith in climate action

By Simran Jeet Singh — March 3, 2023
(RNS) — Pretending our problems don’t exist might help us relax in the moment, but it comes with a real cost in the long run.

Is the FBI coming after traditional Catholics?

By Thomas Reese — March 2, 2023
(RNS) — The FBI is worried violent extremists will exploit and recruit radical-traditionalist Catholics.
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