JERUSALEM (RNS) Bar mitzvah boys are encouraged to read from the Torah at the Western Wall, but the state-supported Western Wall Heritage Foundation, which is run by Israel’s Orthodox establishment, prohibits girls and women from doing so
Project Peace wants to train more groups of adults and children in the skills of nonviolence so that neither fight nor flight will any longer be the usual responses to conflict.
ToledoFAVS’ readers asked for it and I got it: an interview with Toledo Bishop Daniel Thomas.
(RNS) The Pulitzer Prize-winning author explains how church, faith and theology influence her books.
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) “How can you hear a confession about somebody abusing a child and the matter must be sealed up and you mustn’t talk about it?” asked Archbishop of York John Sentamu.
(RNS) A new report says American Christians would do more to help the poor if their pastors were less timid about asking them to open their wallets.
NEW YORK (RNS) “I was very disturbed by what happened” at the Vatican’s family synod, Archbishop Charles Chaput said. “I think confusion is of the devil, and I think the public image that came across was one of confusion.”
(RNS) “There are a lot of things I could say that would make me feel better. I don’t know if it would make me look better, but I don’t think it would make Jesus look better,” former megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll said.
Thanks to all the social media we have at our disposal we are equipped with the best “manure spreader” in history. (I am guilty of this by the way.)
(RNS) Pope Francis’ Synod on the Family was more of an opening act than the final word on homosexuality, divorce and other methods of “living in sin.”