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The Navy Yard shooter practiced Buddhist meditation, but he suffered from severe mental illness. Rick and Kay Warren talk for the first time about their son's suicide, and Pope Francis gets the Jon Stewart treatment on "The Daily Show" last night.

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David Gibson

David Gibson

David Gibson is a national reporter for RNS and an award-winning religion journalist, author and filmmaker. He has written several books on Catholic topics. His latest book is on biblical artifacts: "Finding Jesus: Faith. Fact. Forgery," which was also the basis of a popular CNN series.


  1. Re: a tweet shown in your column. i’ve always attributed the quote “All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well” to Julian of Norwich. It’s thought-provoking no matter who said/wrote it first….

  2. David Gibson

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    Dave W: I wondered about that too but didn’t “fact-check” for the column. I’ll ask Elisabeth.

  3. As the hash tag #WhatWillItake implies WHEN will these Christian right wingers realize that just preaching morality is not enough? Not all follow your’s or mine brand of morality and some choose to settle their problems with a gun. Sensible gun laws mean things like background checks not taking anyone’s guns at least not those who are law abiding citizens. When will these trajedies finally affect them enough to at least support background checks? When that trajededy affects them personally? I certainly hope it doesn’t come to that but it will no doubt if we don’t do something to curb this violence sooner than later!