Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has a potential way to defuse the contraception wars. A Texas father thought it's be a good idea to carve a pentagram in his son's back. And they're burning Christmas goats in Sweden. All in today's Roundup.
Articles tagged “Arts & Media”
New York police arrest man for throwing chemical at rabbi. Glenn Beck: keep government out of marriage. Notre Dame Cathedral's 850th anniversary celebrations.
Why are so many couples getting married today? What did the pope tweet? Is “Amish Mafia” an accurate depiction of the “gentle people”? What do Mormon feminists have planned for this weekend?
Why don't we see images of baby Jesus breastfeeding? Judge: Pro-life license plate is unconstitutional. Even many Republicans say Santa is a Democrat.
(RNS) At its heartwarming core, Christmas is the story of a tender relationship between a new mother and her newborn child. Yet all the familiar images associated with the holy family are missing one obvious element: a breast-feeding infant. And therein lies a tale. By David Gibson.
Opponents of gay marriage are optimistic about the Supreme Court. Atheists can be excuted in seven countries. Who is “Monsignor 007”?
(RNS) The traditional Christmas image of the Virgin Mary — silent, obedient, observant — has cemented a potent ideal in the Western imagination. Now the masterful Irish writer Colm Toibin puts a jackhammer to the cozy, safe, Christmas-card version in “The Testament of Mary.'' By Karen Long.
Bring your bubbe a 2013 calendar of Nice Jewish Boys for Hanukkah. But dont spark a doobie around Mark Driscoll, or buy tickets for Kathie Lee Gifford's evangelical Broadway debut.
(RNS) Jazz legend Dave Brubeck was best known in the secular jazz world for his startling compositions using different time signatures. Religion, however, was never far from Brubeck’s creative mind — or his inspiration. By David E. Anderson.
KENSINGTON, Md. (RNS) John Linder and Tim Welsh aren't Jewish, and probably don’t understand the religious symbolism in the menorahs, mezuzahs and dreidels they create. But the two autistic men know that in the weeks leading up to Hanukkah, their quick and expert manipulation of glass, copper and steel are crucial to getting a truckload of Judaica into the homes of Jews around the world. By Lauren Markoe.