NEW YORK (RNS) “The analogy (to the IRA) is somewhat accurate,” said Archbishop Timothy Dolan, an Irish-American who on March 17 will serve as grand marshal of the city’s St. Patrick’s Day parade.
(RNS) The ruling is an about-face for a Texas court that originally sided with the national church, until the state Supreme Court stepped in and ordered a rehearing.
(REUTERS) “Shades of Truth” is the account of a fictional present-day American journalist who starts off as a critic of Pius and changes his mind after research in Israel, Rome and elsewhere in Europe.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) The shifts and conversations within this Bible Belt congregation mirror a larger debate among American evangelicals as they engage tricky and sensitive matters of human sexuality, the authority of Scripture and a rapidly changing culture.
ATLANTA (Reuters) Kelly Gissendaner’s lawyers said the death row inmate has “accepted responsibility” for her actions and has “shown a commitment to seeking redemption through spiritual growth and serving others.”
(RNS) One gets the sense that the Rev. Malcolm Boyd and many others like him were a little too religious for the liberals, and too liberal for the religious.
(RNS) “The world will applaud your courage and compassion as you defend those that Scripture calls ‘the least of these,'” they wrote.
BOSTON (Reuters) “We can’t associate with that,” Brother Thomas Dalton, principal of Immaculate Heart of Mary School. “It would appear we were condoning it.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) The “Dialogues of the Carmelites” shows the price that is paid when truth is not spoken to power and a sense of injustice makes unholy acts seem somehow noble.