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Evangelical Christians’ abortion strategy may have cost them more than an election

By Valerie Cooper — November 21, 2022
(RNS) — Having lost their children as voters, they look likely to lose their young people as co-religionists.

The confusing path of the US Catholic bishops

By Phyllis Zagano — November 21, 2022
(RNS) — At their fall plenary meeting, the bishops spent less time on the Gospel than on internal church matters.

Sunday is the Feast of Christ the King. Here’s why it still matters.

By Jacob Lupfer — November 18, 2022
(RNS) — Christ the King offers both a hopeful and a sobering reminder to Christians, whose loyalty to Jesus becomes subordinated to political ideology.

Catholic bishops punt again on ‘Faithful Citizenship,’ reflecting divisions on politics

By Thomas Reese — November 18, 2022
(RNS) — Nothing said at the bishops’ meeting indicated that they know how to deal with the post-Dobbs, post-election reality other than to say, 'more of the same.'

The Twitter exodus: As a Christian minister, I can no longer stay

By Chuck Currie — November 18, 2022
(RNS) — As long as Musk is in charge without restraints or oversight, I'll be away. 

How Chappelle’s antisemitic ‘SNL’ bit betrays Black liberation

By Andre Henry — November 17, 2022
(RNS) — The comedian never misses an opportunity to minimize the abuse of oppressed people not his own. 

Two cheers for Michael Gerson

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

The hidden joke behind “Hogan’s Heroes”

By Jeffrey Salkin — November 17, 2022
Was "Hogan's Heroes" funny? Yes -- and dead serious, as well.

No, Stacey Abrams is not Moses

By Candice Marie Benbow — November 16, 2022
(RNS) — She is not a man who squandered the opportunity of a lifetime. She is a Black woman who tried to bring revolutionary change to a deeply red state.

The Respect for Marriage Act protects my family — and my faith

By Paul Brandeis Raushenbush — November 16, 2022
(RNS) — We support equality not in spite of our religious beliefs, but because of them.

A doctor decides mother and child are both his patients

By Charles C. Camosy — November 15, 2022
(RNS) — An OB/GYN who once provided abortions has a conversion.

New memoir unpacks what Mormon girls are taught about marriage

By Jana Riess — November 15, 2022
(RNS) — 'I needed to learn that I get to decide what my life looks life,' says Rachel Rueckert, author of the new memoir 'East Winds.'

Israel’s Haredi parties support Netanyahu again, but their politics aren’t what you think

By Avi Shafran — November 14, 2022
(RNS) — The 'ultra-Orthodox' Shas and United Torah Judaism parties aren't political hardliners, or very political at all.

What Dave Chappelle got right

By Jeffrey Salkin — November 14, 2022
(RNS) — Dave Chappelle's SNL monologue was offensive. But, there are some things we can learn from it.

Confessions of a post-Vatican II Reform rabbi

By Jeffrey Salkin — November 14, 2022
(RNS) — When we make religion easier and more convenient, what evaporates in the process?
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