We’ve all seen some sad spectacle about the Catholic Church over the past couple weeks.
The movie “Spotlight,” portraying Boston Globe’s shattering expose of Cardinal Bernard Law’s archdiocese sheltering, promoting and protecting sex-abusive priests, won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
The next day, Australian Cardinal George Pell testified to before a royal commission that at the time he cared little or nothing about the victims of sex abuse — even as he called such neglect “indefensible.”
Larycia Hawkins, a professor at Wheaton College who faced termination from her tenured post at the evangelical school for publicly saying Christians and Muslims worship the “same God,” has announced in a joint statement with the college that she will leave the school.
The statement said they reached a “confidential agreement under which they will part ways.”
(The Christian Science Monitor) After California approved a law allowing the terminally ill to end their lives, joining several other states authorizing that decision, the choice is now available to nearly one in six Americans.
(RNS) The uses—and abuses—of public opinion polling made headlines last week after Fox News claimed it relied on surveys to select ten of 17 Republican presidential candidates for its prime-time nationally televised debate.
(RNS) Americans are all for religious freedom—but disagree on who can claim it.
Diverse religious groups are recognized—but Christians and Jews are significantly more welcome than atheists, and many don’t see a welcome mat for Muslims. And not everyone means the same thing when speaking of a “Christian” nation.