WASHINGTON (RNS) Data show that our nation’s effort to cope with undocumented immigrants does not work. It is costly, most especially, I fear, for the soul of a nation.
Archives: March 2014
“‘Noah’ is rated PG-13 (Parents strongly cautioned). ‘And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and only Noah remained alive, and they that were with him in the […]
JERUSALEM (RNS) Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal told journalists that Pope Francis’ pilgrimage to Jordan and the Palestinian-ruled West Bank will take place, even if the Israeli foreign ministry strike continues.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Vatican sources confirmed Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst met with the pontiff at the Apostolic Palace but released no information about what the two men discussed.
This is hopefully the last Roundup to include something about the “Noah” film. But certainly not the last about Pope Francis. And most definitely not the last on Russell Moore’s advice for the bedroom.
(RNS) “We were trying to find some kind of solution to a divisive issue that would create some space of togetherness around differences within the church. Our regret is that we caused more division instead of finding a place of more unity.”
World Vision may have gone back to the status quo, but the larger issue of how religious institutions will handle a growing acceptance of same-sex marriage will not go away. If anything, this is just the beginning.
(RNS) Some are urging President Obama to apply pressure on King Abdullah to revise school textbooks that disparage Christians, label Jews “pigs,” and teach that execution is an Islamic response to gay sex.
“His job is a little more elevated. We’re down on the ground dealing with the often profane, and he’s dealing with higher powers.” — President Obama, talking about Pope Francis after their first meeting on Thursday.