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The Catholic bishops support gun control. Why don’t we hear more about it?

By Thomas Reese — June 8, 2022
(RNS) — Hardly anyone in the country knows about the strong and comprehensive position on gun control taken by the U.S. Catholic bishops.

India’s insult of the Prophet Muhammad is a sign of deeper Islamophobia

By Omar Suleiman — June 8, 2022
(RNS) — Boycotts and media outrage won’t change India’s attacks on its own Muslim citizens.

Why believe better family policies will reduce abortions? Well, there’s the data.

By Charles C. Camosy — June 7, 2022
(RNS) — There is plenty of evidence to suggest that increased social support will result in fewer abortions. 

Will God save the Queen?

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 6, 2022
(RNS) — Many of us are total fans of the royals. What does that say about us, and about them?

Why ‘The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem’ matters

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 3, 2022
(RNS) — Come for the story. Stay for the strong women characters.

As Enneagram’s popularity soars, having an experienced teacher is more important than ever

By Jana Riess — June 2, 2022
(RNS) — Longtime teacher Suzanne Stabile sees the Enneagram’s recent surge in popularity as a double-edged sword: She’s grateful for the wider audience but concerned there’s not much depth.

Celebrate Jerusalem, but …

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 31, 2022
(RNS) — The Jerusalem Day Flag March is an unnecessary provocation.

My court evangelical throws in the towel

By Mark Silk — May 31, 2022
(RNS) — From COVID-19 to Uvalde, pastoring a megachurch just became too much for my imaginary friend.

Pope Francis appoints cardinals, setting stage for election of his successor

By Thomas Reese — May 31, 2022
(RNS) — The pope has made the College of Cardinals more Asian and African — and more likely to elect a successor who will follow his policies.

I support gun control laws as a doctor and a father — and a Mormon

By Jana Riess — May 27, 2022
(RNS) — From Joseph Smith to Russell Nelson, LDS leaders have provided a rationale for gun control.

It is time for our politicians to repent

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 27, 2022
Politicians are allowed -- even commanded -- to admit that they were wrong. Why don't they?

The Southern Baptist and Catholic sexual abuse crises, compared

By Mark Silk — May 25, 2022
(RNS) — Very different religious bodies, very similar disgrace.

RIP Catholic News Service — gone too soon and when we needed you most

By Thomas Reese — May 25, 2022
(RNS) — The US Catholic bishops are killing off Catholic News Service, which is the AP of Catholic news, providing copy to Catholic publications and websites across the country.

‘Under the Banner of Heaven’ raises the question: Are Mormons dangerous?

By Jana Riess — May 25, 2022
(RNS) — If ‘Banner’ undermines its own credibility by only presenting the horrific side of Mormonism’s founding, the contemporary LDS church undermines its credibility by ignoring the dangers of religiously inspired violence.

If you love the Bible and God, then love children. Live children.

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 25, 2022
(RNS) — I am so done.
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