Gay marriage in Idaho-hum. A “Black Mass” coda. Pope Francis is SO over. But we do have his beach reading list. And Bart Ehrman’s book on Jesus as God.
Author Archives: David Gibson
About David Gibson
David Gibson is an award-winning religion journalist, author and filmmaker. He writes for Religion News Service and until recently covered the religion beat for AOL’s Politics Daily. He blogs at Commonweal magazine, and has written two books on Catholic topics, the latest a biography of Pope Benedict XVI.
(RNS) The process of engaging cultures is especially advanced in Asia, where Jesuits have established a beachhead. But it also means that theologians often use nontraditional formulations to try to communicate the faith to Hindu or Buddhist audiences.
(RNS) Representatives of most of the 50,000 sisters in the U.S. flatly rejected the charges by Cardinal Gerhard Mueller but said their conversation “was constructive in its frankness and lack of ambiguity.”
(RNS) The Catholic Church has taken a lot of heat over its stance against gay rights and for policies that often bar openly gay people from participating in church life. But the University of Notre Dame, an icon of American Catholicism, is going against the flow by supporting student athletes who come out as gay.
NEW YORK (RNS) Just as Pope Francis has downplayed rules and hot-button issues in an effort to widen the church’s appeal, Cardinal Walter Kasper has pushed the importance of pastoral flexibility and realism in walking with Catholics throughout their imperfect lives.
(RNS) Cardinal Gerhard Mueller acknowledged that his talk was “blunt,” and his remarks were the toughest since the takeover was announced in 2012. “What I must say is too important to dress up in flowery language.”
You won’t believe what Judge Roy Moore, Alabama’s top justice, said. Actually you will. Jesus divorces, and so does Bishop Gene Robinson and another Christian performing duo. A helluva a Roundup today, literally…
NEW YORK (RNS) It’s hard to think of a Catholic churchman who was more outspoken in defense of Jews and Judaism than the late Cardinal John O’Connor. Now it turns out that the mother of the New York archbishop was actually born Jewish — and O’Connor apparently never knew.
From the death penalty fiasco in Oklahoma to the “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” — again — plus a lot of religion news from the world of entertainment. Or is that redundant by this point?