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Students in Dallas want Pope Francis as their commencement speaker. A Utah lawmaker wants to bring back the firing squad as a form of execution. A missionary has been stabbed to death in Haiti.

Categories: Beliefs

Sarah Pulliam Bailey

Sarah Pulliam Bailey

Sarah Pulliam Bailey is a national correspondent for RNS, covering how faith intersects with politics, culture and other news. She previously served as online editor for Christianity Today where she remains an editor-at-large.


  1. lol, in my neighborhood, if you go to church, you’d probably lie and say you didn’t. And in certain Christian neighborhoods if you’re Catholic and go to church, it’s best to say you don’t go to that church.

  2. Daniel Marsh
    6539 Linville drive
    Brighton, MI 48116-9531 USA

    To Whom may be concerned:

    I want to learn more about the scriptures. I am former US military. I share Jesus with anyone who will listen.

    I can not afford to purchase books as I am on a limited budget due to having to “retire” early due to health concerns(degenerative bone disease, cancer) and due to senior care giving responsibilities (Mary, Walt, Glades and Joyce).

    I need books(exegetical commentaries, background culture & history, controversial subjects) on the Bible, free of charge, please.

    My weakness is the Prophets in the Hebrew Scriptures. My goal is to study them in their original historical context as far as possible.

    Thank You

    PS Please pray that my relationship with Carol, Ashley and Alyssa be healed and that my mind be healed of memory problems — cognitive disorder.

  3. Garson Abuita

    Sometimes I’m not sure how tongue-in-cheek the Roundup is trying to be, so just to make sure, the University of Dallas is a Catholic university. If they were to rescind the Pope’s invitation then the whole commencement speaker controversy will officially have jumped the shark.