(RNS) Even a perfunctory visit to a hospital ward, ER, home for the aged, hospice or medical clinic brings a clergyperson face-to-face with the staggering ethical problems our health care system is creating.
Author Archives: A. James Rudin
(RNS) The views of Catholic activist Dorothy Day, Jewish thinker Moses Maimonides, Protestant theologian Reinhold Niebuhr and Rabbi Stephen Wise largely contrast with the 2016 GOP presidential candidates.
(RNS) While the short film doesn’t make Elizabeth, who was just a child, an anti-Semite, it does remind us that in pre-World War II Britain, hatred of Jews and admiration of Nazism were rampant.
(RNS) Future clergy need to learn what contemporary physical, social, historical, psychological, literary, legal, biological, and racial forces say about human sexuality — not just what their religion preaches.
(RNS) More than 55 years since its publication, Henry Wouk’s “This is My God” retains its place as a guidebook to Judaism.
(RNS) “People prayed, people went to church. I remember on Sundays the stores were closed,” said an Arizona state senator.
NEW YORK (RNS) Good Friday has often been a day of dread and death for many Jews, but it doesn’t need to be that way.
(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.