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Spiritual Politics

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.

Roald Dahl doesn’t deserve to be bowdlerized

By Mark Silk — February 28, 2023

Two cheers for David French

By Mark Silk — February 24, 2023
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Christian nationalism needs to be distinguished from civil religion

By Mark Silk — February 13, 2023
(RNS) — The latest PRRI survey shows it's a Black-white thing.

Is cultured meat the kosher way to go?

By Mark Silk — February 6, 2023
And if we have cultured beef, is the real thing eco-kosher?

The Catholic Church’s upcoming discussion of homosexuality

By Mark Silk — January 30, 2023
(RNS) — The relaxation of doctrine for pastoral purposes is itself a Christian doctrine. Is Pope Francis headed that way?

How come evangelical leaders are cool toward Trump?

By Mark Silk — January 25, 2023
(RNS) — They’re waiting on the people in the pews.

In latest twist for faith-based initiative, Biden tacks back toward religious freedoms

By Mark Silk — January 18, 2023
(RNS) — The administration restores safeguards for federally funded faith-based service providers.

Who says you can’t show students a portrait of Muhammad?

By Mark Silk — January 11, 2023
(RNS) — A multiple-choice quiz to help college administrators navigate religious freedom on campus.

What Pope Benedict got wrong about Islam

By Mark Silk — December 31, 2022
(RNS) — Not understanding Islamic theology was only part of it.

Frank Pavone, Leonard Feeney and the long story of Catholic fundamentalism

By Mark Silk — December 27, 2022
(RNS) — The defrocking of the anti-abortion crusader is the latest chapter in an old story.

Why the LDS and Catholic churches parted ways on the Respect for Marriage Act

By Mark Silk — December 12, 2022
(RNS) — They understand the world, and their place in it, differently.

Indiana judge backs a religious right to abort

By Mark Silk — December 7, 2022
(RNS) — And poses a serious challenge to the Supreme Court’s religious liberty jurisprudence.

Right-wing Jews bail on Trump

By Mark Silk — November 29, 2022
(RNS) — The dinner with Ye and Fuentes was a bridge too far.

Two cheers for Michael Gerson

By Mark Silk — November 17, 2022
(RNS) — And may he rest in peace.
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