New today: The editors on end-of-life counseling, religion and politics do mix, Atticus Finch

July 19, 2015

Daily lectionary readings: Psalm 100; Jeremiah 50:1-7Hebrews 13:17-25

Saints, commemorations, and other witnesses from the cloud: Elizabeth Cady StantonAmelia BloomerSojourner Truth, and Harriet Ross Tubman (Episcopal calendar), Apollinaris (Catholic calendar)

New today from the Century

Talk about the end, by the editors. Most Americans say they want to discuss end-of-life treatment with their doctors. Yet few seriously ill patients ever actually do.

Religion and politics do mix, by John M. Buchanan. Our beliefs inform how we live, how we order our priorities, how we spend our time and money, and how we vote. The recent papal encyclical takes this as given.

Atticus and me, by Emily C. Heath. When I heard about Go Set a Watchman's release I was ecstatic. But as it turns out, Atticus Finch is more like the racist uncle no one likes to talk about than the civil rights crusader I once imagined.

In the news

Black clergy walk a fine line between religious liberty, discrimination

U.S. Jewish groups join recovery effort after Israeli church arson attack

In the CCblogs network 

How to have a great staycation that will refresh and energize you, by April Yamasaki


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