Pope to find mixed political messages in Mexico trip

David Agren / USA Today |

SILAD, Mexico (RNS) Times have changed to such a degree in Mexico that politicians now seek out the pope and prelates for support. Even so, the hostility of some in Mexico City shows how far the relationship has yet to go between Mexico and the Catholic Church. By David Agren.

COMMENTARY: The Christocrats never really went away

A. James Rudin |

(RNS) I draw no joy in continuing to point out the profound dangers of the religious right and its various allies. Yet there remains the specter of Americans kneeling in submission to a particular interpretation of religion that has become an ideology, an all-encompassing way of life. By A. James Rudin.