(RNS) Writing on the eve of the departure of world leaders to Johannesburg to attend a memorial service for Mandela, who died last week, Dominic Lawson wrote in the Daily Mail: “He was a giant — but how absurd for the BBC to compare Mandela to Christ.”
(RNS) The pope is not a politician, a media loudmouth or an activist. He is a religious figure, wholly dedicated to representing the Gospel of Jesus Christ as he understands it to a world caught up in a thousand other things.
All eyes on South Africa as the nation prepares for Mandela’s funeral. The increasingly appreciated hospital chaplain. And at the Sooner Statehouse, the Satanists want a monument . . . Oklahoma Not OK?
Lawsuits fly in the Land of Religious Liberty. Atheists wish everyone Heathen’s Greetings at state capitols. And the Netherlands (sort of) ditches its blasphemy law.
Adam Shaw wrote movie and video game reviews for CNS, which operates under the aegis of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Not any more.