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Spiritual Politics

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?
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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.

Abortion was no dud for Democrats

By Mark Silk — November 9, 2022
(RNS) — In the midterm election, it was what held back the red wave.

In Indiana, a legal victory for religious liberty over fetal personhood

By Mark Silk — November 4, 2022
(RNS) — The Supreme Court will soon have to reckon with its majority's expansive interpretation of free exercise of religion.

Is antisemitism still the third rail of prejudice?

By Mark Silk — October 28, 2022
(RNS) — Yes, but there's still plenty to worry about.

Will the Supreme Court recognize a religious right to abortion?

By Mark Silk — October 26, 2022
(RNS) — We’ll find out soon enough.

Sukkot, mother of Jewish holidays

By Mark Silk — October 14, 2022
(RNS) — Lesser known than other Jewish holidays, its scope includes the agricultural cycle and the messianic age.
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