New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan

“Like Jesus, Annie laid down her life for her friends. Like Jesus, Annie’s life and death brings light, truth, goodness and love to a world often shrouded in darkness, evil, selfishness and death.” — New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, speaking at the funeral of Anne Marie Murphy, a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, […]

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From nuns to ‘nones,’ 10 ways religion shaped the news in 2012

WASHINGTON (RNS) From the nuns to the nones, religion dominated the headlines throughout 2012. Questions of religious faith took center stage in the presidential race, and deep questions of morality and ethics played out in budget debates, mass killings and an unexpected focus on “religious freedom.” Here are 10 ways religion played out in the news in 2012. By Kevin Eckstrom.