BOSTON (RNS) The shift in this year’s Q conference reflects the reality that conversations about human sexality do not occur in echo chambers of monologue, isolated from those who disagree.
PARIS (RNS) The pope’s reaction, as reported in the media, appears to contrast starkly with his remarks two years ago in which he said, “If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge?”
(RNS) Christian leaders have issued a call to civil authorities to preserve “the unique meaning of marriage in the law” — but also to “protect the rights of those with differing views of marriage.”
(RNS) Nancy Ellen Abrams’ new book on the origin of God argues for God as a science-rooted creation of humanity’s “collective aspirations.”
(RNS) The latest episode of “Dig” on the USA Network serves up a heady cocktail of trapdoors, secret chambers and mysterious torch-lit beach rituals.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The blood of Christians and other religious minorities is reddening the Middle East. So why hasn’t President Obama chosen a special envoy to address their plight?
(RNS) The show engages in some bold revisionism by depicting More not as a saint but as “a heresy-hunting, scrupulous prig,” as the Catholic writer George Weigel put it.
PARIS (Reuters) Paris nominated the government’s head of protocol, Laurent Stefanini, for the post on Jan. 5 but has still not heard back from the Vatican — a delay that French and Italian media have said is due to his homosexuality.
(RNS) I have not become a Buddhist. I am too attached to several of my desires, unwilling to let them go. But I see the structure of life bending me toward this wisdom and applying some form of this discipline to me.