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‘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.
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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.

Americans are as divided as ever, and religion is the wedge

By Mark Silk — July 2, 2021
That's a critical take-away from the latest report from the Pew Research Center.

Common ground on abortion is staring us right in the face

By Charles C. Camosy — June 30, 2021
(RNS) — Supporting mothers is so uncontroversial only politics explains why it hasn’t already been achieved.

Catholic bishops put Eucharistic politics on a slow burn

By Mark Silk — June 29, 2021
(RNS) — Will the USCCB preclude a national policy barring pro-choice Catholic politicians from Communion?

Democrats should support increasing the gas tax

By Thomas Reese — June 29, 2021
(RNS) — Everyone, not just the rich, is going to have to pay to preserve civilization from global warming.

Why Israel got to Surfside so fast

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 28, 2021
(RNS) — Yes, Israelis rushed to help in Surfside. Because that's the entire purpose of the Jewish people.
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