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Spiritual Politics

Running on ‘Stop the Steal,’ the GOP goes all in on presidential sedevacantism

By Mark Silk — July 28, 2021
(RNS) — It's our version of the traditionalist Catholic delegitimizing of the pope.
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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.

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?

Supreme Court puts Scalia’s Smith decision on life support

By Mark Silk — June 21, 2021
(RNS) — Justice Amy Coney Barrett outlined why it’s time to pull the plug.

The end of the oracular papacy

By Mark Silk — June 16, 2021
(RNS) — Conservative resistance to Pope Francis signals a new era for the Catholic Church.

The bubbas-that-be in the SBC

By Mark Silk — June 9, 2021
(RNS) — How Russell Moore fell afoul of them.

Hat store owner apologizes for the anti-vax yellow Star of David

By Mark Silk — May 31, 2021
(RNS) — She goes where Marjorie Taylor Greene didn't.

The true Republican religion

By Mark Silk — May 26, 2021
(RNS) — It's Trumpianity.

The growing Jewish divide

By Mark Silk — May 14, 2021
(RNS) — Growth is occurring at both the low and the ultra ends of the religious Jewish spectrum.

Connecticut’s religious anti-vaxxers file suit

By Mark Silk — May 4, 2021
(RNS) — Three mothers say a law eliminating the faith exemption for school vaccinations violates their free exercise rights.

Evangelicals are losing their climate skepticism

By Mark Silk — April 28, 2021
(RNS) — No wonder the pushback on President Joe Biden’s climate agenda has thus far been minimal.

Racial identity follows in the footsteps of religious identity

By Mark Silk — April 19, 2021
(RNS) — The blurring of religious identity over the past few decades may be a model for racial identity.

How SCOTUS is selectively ‘restoring’ religious liberty

By Mark Silk — April 12, 2021
(RNS) — A court bent on finding an absence of neutrality can always find something.
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