Brush up on your Bible: Now that women can serve in combat, Christianity Today reminds readers of three courageous women warriors: Deborah, Jael and Judith, she who beheaded Holofernes in the book of Judith.
Friday is the annual March for Life and activists are more divided than ever on how best to rally people to join their cause. At issue —whether graphic images help or hurt the movement.
One thing is clear. Forty years after Roe v. Wade, there are more limits on abortion procedures than ever before.
USA Today raises a less talked about issue: reproductive coercion — when a man manipulates a woman into conceiving, by, say, hiding birth control. The nation’s leading group of obstetricians and gynecologists says women should be screened for it.
Young Catholics who gather in Rio in July for World Youth Day will find in their backpacks a “bioethics survival kit,” which explains the church’s moral teachings on abortion, among other things.
Readers of the Roundup have already heard about the new Pope App. Now there’s a new social network site for Catholics. It’s called “Awestruck.”
Half of Americans worry that religious freedom in the U.S. is at risk, according to a new Barna Group poll. Our own Lauren Markoe explains most of the worriers also want Judeo-Christians to dominate the culture. Double standard?
Few in America have a close acquaintance with Yair Lapid, Israel’s new political kingmaker. For more about this secular leader who is dedicated to religious pluralism, The Forward has you covered.
A powerful documentary about how American evangelicals are helping finance a violent antigay movement in Uganda is posted to the New York Times Op Ed page.
Lutheran leaders have warned the Vatican that the creation of a structure to welcome conservative Lutherans into the Catholic Church would harm dialogue and damage ecumenical relations.
A California couple has filed a lawsuit against the Church of Scientology alleging fraud, deception and the mishandling of hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations secured by the controversial organization.
The Immanent Frame posted an interesting essay on the new evangelicals arguing that 19 percent of devout Protestants do not identify as being part of the religious right.
And finally, Rabbi David Wolpe of Los Angeles identifies Lance Armstrong’s problem as “a compound of wild narcissism and ruthless ambition.” In the storm of the “I” no community can exist,” he says. “We are alone together.”
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