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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.

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.

We are Surfside, Florida

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 25, 2021
(RNS) — Prayers come in the form of deeds. So do miracles. Let's hope.

Why is Islamophobia wrong at home and acceptable against Palestinians?

By Omar Suleiman — June 24, 2021
(RNS) — So many who condemn bigotry against Muslims have a blind spot when it comes to Palestinians.

My own personal Jesus: Can he be trusted?

By Jonathan Merritt — June 24, 2021
(RNS) — In a new book, Diana Butler Bass says our understanding of Jesus needs to be informed by personal experience.

In Central America, Kamala Harris ignored our best hope: Catholic bishops

By Thomas Reese — June 23, 2021
(RNS) — Vice President Kamala Harris made a huge mistake by not meeting with Catholic bishops during her visit to Central America. The bishops could be the administration’s strongest ally in fighting the corruption, crime and poverty that cause people to flee to the United States.

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.

Rising numbers of young adult Mormons in the US are gay, lesbian or bisexual

By Jana Riess — June 21, 2021
(RNS) — So far, Gen Z Mormons look like millennials in their sexual orientation, only more so, according to the largest dataset we’ve ever had about Latter-day Saints in America.

The holy war against President Biden

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 21, 2021
(RNS) — President Biden deserves Communion. At least, this rabbi thinks so.

Albert Mohler’s darkest hour

By Jonathan Merritt — June 18, 2021
(RNS) — In his bid to lead America’s largest denomination, he was his own worst enemy.

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.

Baptist and Catholic leaders grapple with similar problems in different ways

By Thomas Reese — June 16, 2021
(RNS) — They could not be more different, but they face similar problems, from sex abuse to Trump.
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