PHILADELPHIA (RNS) The pontiff had a chance to endorse the U.S. bishops’ religious liberty battles against gay rights and the contraception mandate. But he passed.
Articles tagged “culture wars”
(RNS) The pattern is clear: Whenever established power brokers have felt threatened in America’s history, they have responded by stirring up sexual fears.
(RNS) I’m doing my best to help my millennial students see that religion is not just a placeholder for other interests; it is a powerful motivator and many religious people are willing to sacrifice, die, and even kill in its name.
BALTIMORE (RNS) Archbishop Joseph Kurtz’ wide-angle lens directly reflects Francis’ own approach.
“One of the major challenges is what, really, our Holy Father has said over and over again: How can we warm hearts and heal wounds?”
ROME (RNS) Pope Francis said Christians should not refrain from praying for leaders they do not agree with: “Pray for him, pray for her, that they can govern well,” the pontiff said, adding: “A Christian who does not pray for his leaders is not a good Christian.”
(RNS) There’s a new evangelical engagement with public schools that is dedicated solely to helping kids rather than arguing over school prayer, evangelism, and other culture war flash points.