(RNS) New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan says the Catholic Church needs to do a better job on not demonizing gays and lesbians, and a gay Catholic leader calls it an “Easter miracle.”
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.
(RNS) In the gap between faith and practice, millions of Americans will delight in Easter and Passover as “holidays,” not “holy days.”
(RNS) The Catholic Church needs a strong manager to govern Vatican bureaucratic chaos. Who are cardinals who could crack the whip?
The cardinal who will choose the next pope will pray for guidance, but all believers need to pray along, says theologian Timothy O’Malley, director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy.
(RNS) The Vatican appears rocked by scandal and resignations just as church leaders must gear up to replace frail Pope Benedict XVI. But Vatican experts say papal transitions always generate intrigue.
(RNS) Pope Benedict XVI has at times publicly addressed the issue and even met with victims of clergy sexual abuse. But victims’ advocates remain skeptical and critical over his handling of the matter, particularly the failure to punish bishops who protected abusers.
(RNS) When President Obama rests his hand on two historic Bibles to take his second-term oath of office Monday, he’ll add a phrase not mentioned in the Constitution: “So help me God.” But the Almighty’s role on the Capitol steps is a controversial one. By Cathy Lynn Grossman.