Tara Isabella Burton
If a Dr. Seuss book offends us, why not pluck it out?
By Tara Isabella Burton — April 8, 2021
(RNS) — 'Canceling' problematic media properties provides us with a way to talk about the complicated nature of desire.
Mr. Potato Head becomes woke capitalism’s hot potato
By Tara Isabella Burton — March 2, 2021
(RNS) — The drama over Potato Head’s gender is a reminder that the 'culture wars' are now profitable.
Charles C. Camosy
In praise of Archbishop Gómez’s anti-racism
By Ron Ribiat — November 12, 2021
(RNS) — Simply googling Gomez would have saved his critics the self-own of trying to take down an anti-racist hero.
Does the Fauci beagle flap mean conservatives are now serious about animal protection?
By Ron Ribiat — October 27, 2021
(RNS) — Bipartisan pressure, not virtue signaling, is needed to stop biotech’s abuse of animals.
Thomas Reese
America sacramentalizes guns as God’s gift to the good. This is heresy.
By Ron Ribiat — November 30, 2021
(RNS) — Recent high-profile murder cases show America's gun culture overwhelming its ability to protect its citizens.
Happy New Year, it’s Advent
By Thomas Reese — November 26, 2021
(RNS) — The feast of Jesus' birth began by co-opting a pagan holiday. Today, it has been co-opted by pagan capitalism.
Jana Riess
Mormon tithing, revisited
By Ron Ribiat — November 30, 2021
(RNS) — When I paid tithing to the church, the logistics of sitting down to do it might take up five minutes of my month. Now, it requires a good deal more time and consideration.
For US Mormons, religiosity has declined over time, study shows
By Ron Ribiat — November 23, 2021
(RNS) — Mormons are still more religious than the nation as a whole, but not as devout as they used to be.
Jeffrey Salkin
‘To those who celebrate.’ What’s up with that?
By Jeffrey Salkin — December 1, 2021
(RNS) — It is a rather timid religious expression. Why do we insist on saying it?
No, Thanksgiving is not Sukkot
By Jeffrey Salkin — November 24, 2021
(RNS) — Actually, the Jewish connection is much cooler than we had thought.
Mark Silk
After Lauren Boebert’s Islamophobic standup, here’s the apology that was missing
By Mark Silk — November 30, 2021
(RNS) — Boebert refused Ilhan Omar’s request to apologize to her publicly.
Is Josh Mandel the ‘Christian’ values candidate or the ‘Judeo-Christian’ candidate?
By Mark Silk — November 22, 2021
(RNS) — It would be more accurate to call the spiritual ideology of today's right not 'Christian Nationalism' but 'Judeo-Christian Nationalism.'
Simran Jeet Singh
Why the Indian farmers’ protest victory is good for us all
By Ron Ribiat — November 23, 2021
(RNS) — The tiny difference between impossibility and implausibility can make all the difference in the world for us.
Empowering Muslims to tell their own stories
By Ron Ribiat — November 9, 2021
(RNS) — A newly funded fellowship for Muslim artists puts power into the hands of Muslim creatives.