WASHINGTON (RNS) The rhetoric from Republican and conservative opponents of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is moving away from the morality of the bedroom and into the business sphere. More politicians are fighting ENDA as a bad economic move, not as a break with the Bible.
Author Archives: Cathy Lynn Grossman
About Cathy Lynn Grossman
Cathy Lynn Grossman is a senior national correspondent for Religion News Service, specializing in stories drawn from research and statistics on religion, spirituality and ethics, and manager for social media. She joined RNS in 2013 after 23 years with USA TODAY, where she created the religion and ethics beat for the national newspaper.
Grossman is graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and began her career at The Miami Herald. Grossman recently completed a certificate course in biomedical ethics and health care policy with the Center for Practical Bioethics, Kansas City, Mo.
Her honors include: University of Michigan Journalism Fellowship 1987-88; Templeton Journalism Fellowship in Science and Religion, 2005: East West Center study fellowship on Islam in Asia, 2007.
WASHINGTON (RNS) There is a notable exception to libertarians’ generally socially liberal views: On legalizing same-sex marriage, 59 percent oppose it.
(RNS) Baptism rates are in steady decline for U.S. Catholics, Southern Baptists and others. Will high profile attention to the ritual from the Archbishop of Canterbury to the pope inspire a change?
The Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell’s “Old-Fashioned Macaroni and Cheese” Serves 12 INGREDIENTS 8 ounces large elbow macaroni Olive oil ½ cup (1 stick) butter ¼ cup chopped fresh chives 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk 1 teaspoon salt 16 ounces shredded mild Cheddar cheese PREPARATION Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 3-quart baking dish. Bring a […]
(RNS) Two new books celebrate the significance of gathering at the family table. They offer recipes drawn from well-known Christian pastors and Jewish food traditions.
WASHINGTON (RNS) When Religion News Service readers took up Carol Howard Merritt’s quest to re-brand mainline Protestants, our unscientific survey opened the door to spirited fans and critics alike.
Soul Pancake has launched a new weekly series with Zach Anner, a young self-described “religious idiot” who is venturing out to talk with people about their faith — or lack of same.
WASHINGTON (RNS) From the Orthodox to the unreligious, U.S. Jews feel deeply connected to Israel even if they “struggle with Israel’s realities.” That’s a Jewish struggle, said one rabbi: It is “an act of love; it is not an act of disengagement.”
“In this first episode of Have a Little Faith, self-proclaimed religious idiot Zach Anner heads to the Islamic center of Southern California, to visit with 19 year old Marwa, and join her afternoon prayer.”