WASHINGTON (RNS) The congressional budget compromise reached last week
did not go far enough for some progressive Christian leaders who have
vowed to continue their liquid-only fast in hopes of a "better budget."
WASHINGTON (RNS) The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops condemned a
book by Sister Elizabeth Johnson, a prominent feminist theologian,
charging that her attempts to forge new understandings of God depart
from traditional Catholic theology.
(RNS) Almost all U.S. churches witnessed a change in the financial
giving they received in 2010 compared to 2009, with smaller churches
feeling the squeeze but larger churches faring relatively better,
according to a new report.
A. M. Stroud III, a former prosecutor in Louisiana, expresses regret for the role he played in sending Glenn Ford to death row in 1984. “I was 33 years old. I was arrogant, judgmental, narcissistic and very full of myself. I was not as interested in justice as I was in winning.” Stroud says he presented dubious evidence from a forensic pathologist, precluded black jurors from the trial (Ford, since exonerated, is black), and ignored the fact that the appointed defense attorney had never before tried a criminal or capital case. “I . . . hope that providence will have more mercy for me than I showed Glenn Ford,” Stroud said in a letter to the editor of the Times of Shreveport. “But, I’m also sobered by the realization that I certainly am not deserving of it” (ABA Journal, March 25).