Tara Isabella Burton
Jordan Peterson: The RBG of the young, white and hyper-online
By Tara Isabella Burton — December 3, 2020
(RNS) — Few of his fans, one imagines, are guided by his ‘rules for life.’ Instead they idealize Peterson himself, a shield against the insidious forces of the social-justice-industrial-complex.
Conservative Catholics, Trump and the existential longing to be the ‘heroes’ of our age
By Tara Isabella Burton — November 3, 2020
NEW YORK (RNS) — In Will Arbery’s Pulitzer-nominated play, ‘Heroes of the Fourth Turning,’ the only thing worse than our present age being the harbinger of the end of the world is the notion that it doesn’t matter at all.
Charles C. Camosy
Could Catholic moral theology light the way for a new GOP?
By Charles C. Camosy — January 6, 2021
(RNS) — The party is realigning around a religious, multiethnic, working-class populism, and Catholic thought could provide an ideological foundation.
Who should get COVID-19 vaccine first?
By Charles C. Camosy — November 30, 2020
(RNS) — Giving a healthy 17-year-old supermarket cashier a vaccine before a 67-year-old with diabetes and asthma cannot be defended.
Thomas Reese
Don’t impeach Trump. Shun him.
By Thomas Reese — January 12, 2021
(RNS) — Shunning — or its Catholic counterpart, excommunication — is the religious equivalent of amputation. It is an extreme measure to protect the community from infection.
A Christmas without family and community
By Thomas Reese — December 23, 2020
(RNS) — Christmas celebrates God’s great surprise, but we need to see it through children’s eyes.
Jana Riess
Will the LDS Church condemn the right wing’s Capitol violence?
By Jana Riess — January 15, 2021
The problem is that if/when the Church issues a statement condemning the violence and reminding members of President Oaks’s wise counsel about accepting the results of elections, it will do little than reinforce people’s existing ideas.
At the Capitol, we saw the best and the worst of US Mormonism
By Jana Riess — January 8, 2021
(RNS) — The domestic terrorist who dangled from the Senate balcony and occupied Mike Pence's seat is a returned missionary of the LDS Church, to our shame. But Mitt Romney, also a Mormon, showed some of the best qualities our religion is capable of.
Jeffrey Salkin
If you’re religious and supported President Trump
By Jeffrey Salkin — January 11, 2021
(RNS) — Can you simultaneously believe in God and the president?
How Jewish is “Ma Rainey”?
By Jeffrey Salkin — January 5, 2021
The late Chadwick Boseman was amazing in "Ma Rainey." Even more than you think.
Mark Silk
The desecration of the House
By Mark Silk — January 8, 2021
(RNS) —The sacrilege lay not in the invasion of the Capitol but in the fact that it had been incited by the president of the United States.
Georgia’s Black-Jewish campaign is the latest chapter in an old story
By Mark Silk — January 4, 2021
(RNS) — The experiences of the two communities in Atlanta have run parallel since the Civil War.
Simran Jeet Singh
Biden’s transition team wanted to talk about religious freedom. Here’s what I told them.
By Simran Jeet Singh — January 14, 2021
(RNS) — What I said had as much to do with racial justice as religious freedom, as the two are inextricably linked.
If the mob’s attack on the Capitol surprised you, you weren’t paying attention
By Simran Jeet Singh — January 7, 2021
(RNS) — The truth is, this is precisely who we are. White supremacy is at the foundation of this country.