Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), who was received into the Catholic Church on Monday, is a leading opponent of comprehensive immigration reform. Let’s hope for a conversion on that score as well.
The president seems to have taken a page from the first Christian thinker to advance a concept of just war.
Much has been made–including by me–of the broad array of religious voices raised on behalf of the immigrant children from Central America who have flooded our Southern border in flight from murderous gangs at home. But Catholic bishops and the evangelical leaders have somehow managed to avoid criticizing the Republicans who have blocked their recommendations.
Has President Obama managed to thread the needle on gay rights and religious freedom, as my colleague David Gibson suggests? I’m not so sure.
Revelations about Twin Cities diocese’s mismanagement of the abuse crisis is a warning that should be heeded all the way to the Vatican.
I can understand why the pastor of Corpus Christi Church in Manhattan has a problem with the City of New York designating his block of 121st Street “George Carlin Way.” But there are ways to get over it.
That’s the news out of Rome after Pope Francis’ meeting with six victims of clergy sexual abuse, and it’s potentially very big news.
After last week’s discovery of the bodies of Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar, and Naftali Fraenkel in the West bank, voices on the American Jewish right like Jonathan Tobin and Thane Rosenbaum attacked those who seemed to equate their murder with the killing of rock-throwing Palestinians by Israeli soldiers searching for the kidnapped Jewish teenagers. After the kidnapping and murder of 17-year-old Mohammed Khdair, such talk ceased.