(RNS) With a Catholic vice president and a Catholic speaker of the House looking on behind him, Pope Francis’ speech will serve as a vivid reminder of how far Americans have come in overcoming deeply embedded anti-Catholic bigotry.
Author Archives: A. James Rudin
(RNS) Through the New York state’s Task Force on Life and the Law, he helped shift the center of the medical universe to the patient.
(RNS) Rabbi A. James Rudin offers up his annual list of the year’s top religion stories.
SANIBEL, Fla. (RNS) Henry Ford “really has a very dark history as far as the Jewish community and Jews are concerned.” Indeed.
(RNS) The “huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” words inscribed on the Statue of Liberty, frequently confronted severe prejudice and discrimination.
(RNS) Rabbi Regina Jonas’ grim task was to meet the incoming trains and provide counseling to the frightened and bewildered Jews arriving at the Theresienstadt concentration camp.
(RNS) I have a modest proposal for those who constantly “move on” in their quest for authentic faith: “Move back” and explore the insights of three major religious thinkers: Martin Buber, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and Reinhold Niebuhr.
(RNS) While it is for Catholics to evaluate his record, the late Cardinal John O’Connor has earned a beloved place in Jewish history. He would have been a great rabbi.