NEW YORK (RNS) After years of resistance, a group of gays and lesbians will be allowed to march in the St. Patrick’s Day parade for the first time under their own banner, and Cardinal Timothy Dolan said he’s OK with that.
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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.
The Islamic State is an equal opportunity killer, for what that’s worth. Gays can march in NYC’s St. Patrick’s Day parade. Whoa. A lesbian teacher is pregnant, and fired from Catholic school. Tough question for Pope Francis, and on this day in history …
(RNS) ” … We don’t want to gobble up a woman a day!” Cardinal Gerhard Mueller told L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican’s semiofficial newspaper, in the edition published on Monday (Sept. 1).
(RNS) The letter stands in contrast to a petition launched by conservative Catholic, evangelical and Jewish activists who demanded that President Obama sharply escalate military action against Islamic extremists.
The newest Catholic in Congress! Robbie George and Pat Robertson say the U.S. may need to invade Iraq — again. A corrupt priest had the same initials as Mary Mags, so he’s good. Pro tip to pols: careful what Bible verses you cite.
(RNS) James Foley’s murder by terrorists of the Islamic State has prompted many Christians, especially Foley’s fellow Catholics, to argue that he should be considered a martyr, maybe even a saint.
(RNS) It’s not clear whether Jozef Wesolowski , who has been defrocked and stripped of his diplomatic immunity, could be sent the Dominican Republic, where he preyed on young boys.
(RNS) Feeling increasingly alienated and even persecuted, some Christians are adopting a favorite image from Scripture — that of the Babylonian captivity.
The Fordham theologian defends her work and the American nuns, and offers reasons for the clash between theologians — and the sisters — and the Vatican. Conflict does arise but it can become “a link in the chain of a new process.”