(RNS) Will Pope Francis’ U.S. visit spur millions of Catholics, and ex-Catholics, to new levels of engagement? Or will he be like the Dalai Lama — greatly applauded but not necessarily followed?
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About Cathy Lynn Grossman
Award-winning journalist Cathy Lynn Grossman is a senior national correspondent for RNS, where she specializes in stories drawn from research and statistics on religion, spirituality, and social and biomedical ethics. She joined RNS in 2013 after 23 years with USA TODAY, where she created the religion and ethics beat for the national newspaper. Grossman also blogs for RNS at Faith & Reason.
(RNS) If you’ve got a good reason for divorce — adultery, abuse, addiction or abandonment — fewer than 1 in 4 Americans would call that a sin, a new LifeWay Research survey finds.
(RNS) Several candidates brought up God’s guidance in the Fox News debate and most stayed true their religious background as detailed in RNS’s series on “5 faith facts” about the men and woman of the 2016 race.
(RNS) The image of U.S. religion created by pollsters is too often inaccurate, shallow and misleading, writes a leading sociologist of religion.
(RNS) “We can turn our country around, but only if the body of Christ rises up,” said Cruz, who is laser-focused on evangelical voters.
The ‘evangelical Harvard’ rejects any “accommodation” that would let insurers offer the coverage to students directly. Wheaton’s lawyer said signing a letter citing religious beliefs to opt out of the coverage unacceptable.
(RNS) He blasted Obama’s 2015 prayer breakfast speech in which he cited the Crusades, the Inquisition, slavery and Jim Crow as “terrible deeds in the name of Christ.” Gilmore told The Washington Post, those words were “the most offensive I’ve ever heard a president make in my lifetime.”
(RNS) “When we ask people about what America thinks, what America is like, their answers are influenced by what is flashing in their minds. The news. The people they know. What they’ve seen themselves or what their friends experienced.”